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MHP corrals wrong-way driver who was in a fightin’ mood in Billings

Posted at 3:06 PM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 14:07:18-05

BILLINGS – The Montana Highway Patrol arrested a man Wednesday morning who they say drove the wrong way on Billings West End, attacked a trooper, crashed a stolen car and fled on foot.

The man was pulled over at 5 a.m. for driving the wrong way on Shiloh Road, Trooper Calvin Jimmerson wrote on Twitter.

The man then fought the trooper, escaped, stole a vehicle, crashed it on Highway 312 on the way to Huntley and fled on foot, according to Jimmerson.

Officers from Billings Police Department, the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office and the highway patrol tracked the man through his footprints and arrested him, Jimmerson wrote.

No law enforcement members were injured. The man was not immediately identified Wednesday.

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Trooper Calvin Jimmerson@TrooperCalvin

1/2 Shortly after 5am, MHP 212 came across a wrong-way driver on Shiloh Rd. During contact with the driver, a fight ensued and he fled on foot. He stole a vehicle on the west end, crashed said vehicle on Hwy 312, and again fled on foot.

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2/2 @BillingsPD, Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office, and @MTHwyPatrol were all searching for the suspect. After following sets of footprints in the area, deputies located the suspect and he was taken into custody. Great multi-agency effort. #DoNotRun#WeWillFindYou

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