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Charges filed against man who hit MHP trooper with vehicle near Eureka

MHP Trooper Run Over
Posted at 10:48 AM, Feb 24, 2023

LIBBY - The man who is accused of striking and seriously injuring a Montana Highway Patrol trooper with his vehicle is facing three felony charges.

According to Lincoln County Justice Court, Jason Allen Miller is being charged with Attempted Deliberate Homicide, Criminal Endangerment and Criminal Mischief.

Miller is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing in Lincoln County Justice Court on March 8.

Jason Allen Miller
Jason Allen Miller appearing in a Lincoln County courtroom via video on Feb. 17, 2023.

Trooper Lewis Johnson was seriously injured on Feb. 16 near Eureka while attempting to arrest Miller following a pursuit.

The MHP said in a news release on Thursday that Johnson is facing a long road to recovery.

A GoFundMe page set up for Johnson states he sustained a punctured lung, damaged liver, head injury, broken ribs, broken arm, broken leg, and severe spinal trauma.

Miller is being held on a no-bond warrant.

- information from Sean Wells included in this report

Editor's note: A previous version of this article attributed the information on the charges filed in the case as coming from the Lincoln County Clerk of Courts.