Glacier County Sheriff's Had No Jurisdiction - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

Glacier County Sheriff's Had No Jurisdiction

Posted: Updated:

The latest in the Shannon Augare traffic stop incident.  It has been confirmed that the Glacier County Sheriff's Deputy who pulled over Augare did not have jurisdiction to arrest the Blackfeet Tribal Leader and State Senator from Browning.

Glacier County Attorney Carolyn Berkra, confirming today that county law enforcement officers have no enforcement over enrolled tribal members and their descendents within the boundaries of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation while declining to speak on specifics of the case involving the Senator.

Augare was pulled over by a Glacier County Deputy Sunday night nine miles west of Cut Bank when he told the deputy that he had no jurisdiction and drove off.  The Glacier County Sheriff's Office said there was an overwhelming odor of alcohol on his breath.

The Blackfeet Indian Reservation has not commented on the situation.

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 10 Year Old In Critical Condition

    10 Year Old In Critical Condition

    A 911 call was made at 12:10 on Saturday afternoon, An SUV landed on a ten year old's head and chest, while the child was helping his father work underneath the vehicle.The father tried to lift the vehicle off the child's body, what some call superhuman strength. Unfortunately, it was not nearly enough neighbors answered to the panic screams and finally helped get young Caines McDowell out from under.The child was immediately taken to Benefis Hospital in Great Falls, and soon after to Harborv...
    A 911 call was made at 12:10 on Saturday afternoon, An SUV landed on a ten year old's head and chest, while the child was helping his father work underneath the vehicle.The father tried to lift the vehicle off the child's body, what some call superhuman strength. Unfortunately, it was not nearly enough neighbors answered to the panic screams and finally helped get young Caines McDowell out from under.The child was immediately taken to Benefis Hospital in Great Falls, and soon after to Harborv...
  • Female Football Linebacker Ready to Play

    Female Football Linebacker Ready to Play

    Madison Sawyer said her passion for football started at elementary school recess.
    Madison Sawyer said her passion for football started at elementary school recess.
  • First Case of Lice Reported in Great Falls

    First Case of Lice Reported in Great Falls

    Lice… Just saying the word makes your head itch. Yesterday students at one classroom in great falls received notice of the first outbreak of the school year.
    Lice… Just saying the word makes your head itch. Yesterday students at one classroom in great falls received notice of the first outbreak of the school year.
Powered by WorldNow

Sports

  • Sports
  • Community

  • Community
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Max Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.