A Havre man is being arraigned today for an 11th charge of drunken driving, two counts of assaulting police officers and other misdemeanor counts.
Rick Logan, born in 1962, was arrested Oct. 29, after a man called police to say Logan had made a left turn and struck his vehicle with the black Dodge pickup truck Logan was driving.
When an officer contacted Logan, he smelled alcohol on the defendant’s breath. Logan resisted the officer and later struggled with the officer and detention center officers, striking one in the face, the charging document says.
Logan is out on bond.
Logan was convicted of 10 driving under the influence or DUI per se charges between 1989 and 1997, including convictions in Great Falls and Cascade County courts, Lake County courts and a Minnesota court.
He was charged Nov. 3 with felony DUI, two felony counts of assaulting a peace or judicial officer, and misdemeanor counts of failing to give immediate notice of an accident, operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license, and operating a motor vehicle without liability insurance.
According to the charging document, the man who called the police said he was driving south on 5th Avenue and entered the left turning lane to turn onto 11th Street. He saw Logan looking toward Taco John’s and then turn left, striking the caller’s vehicle.
The man saw Logan drive a short distance, park and start walking toward him. When he saw the caller talking on the phone, Logan entered a residence, the caller said.
The renter of the residence, who said Logan also was staying there, let the officer look in the garage. The officer found a black Dodge pickup with evidence of a recent collision, the document says.
When the officer talked to Logan, he said the man who called the police had run into his pickup, the document says.
When the officer thought he smelled alcohol, he proceeded to conduct sobriety tests on Logan, which the officer said Logan failed.
Logan refused to take a breath test to determine his blood alcohol concentration and refused to complete other tests. The document says when the officer was trying to continue the tests, Logan “got into the (officer’s) face. ”
The officer handcuffed Logan and took him to the detention center.
The officer received a telephonic search warrant to have a blood test conducted to determine Logan’s BAC, under a new law passed by the 2011 Legislature allowing a request for a warrant on people with prior DUI convictions or previous refusals to test their BAC.
According to the charging document, Logan refused to go to the medical facility to have the blood test done. He also refused to turn and kneel on the bunk in the cell to have leg shackles applied, and struggled with the officer and two detention center officers who were assisting, kicking and striking at them, including striking one officer in the face with his open hand.
After the officers put Logan in a padded holding cell, he calmed down and agreed to cooperate. The officers took him to Northern Montana Hospital, where the blood was drawn and then sent to the state crime lab for analysis.