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Montana legislator faces 3 felonies in boat crash


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MATT GOURAS Associated Press Writer H E L E N A

P r o s e c u t o r s Wednesday filed felony charges against a Montana state senator accused of recklessly endangering a U.S. congressman and three others when he allegedly crashed a boat at high speed onto a rocky embankment after a night of drinking. Barkus denied drinking as much as prosecutors allege and said he was not impaired. State Sen. Greg Barkus was drinking scotch and wine before the Aug. 27 c r a s h a n d had a bloodalcohol level of .16 twice the legal limit when he was tested nearly two hours later at a hospital, prosecutors sai...

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