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Weather causing crashes, heat, water problems

Officials urge people to drive with care


January 2, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

A driver prepares to haul away a pickup truck that was damaged in a crash Friday in Havre. Law enforcement and emergency responders are warning people to drive very carefully in the frigid weather and slippery driving conditions.

There's no question about it, winter weather causes crashes, the Havre Police Department chief said Friday.

Havre Chief of Police Gabe Matosich said the icy streets and cold led to a December pile-up of vehicle crashes, adding that includes the man who allegedly drove through the Budget Inn Motel sign early Thursday.

"They're all driving-conditions-related," he said.

The man, Ian Blaine McCarty, who was arrested on charges including aggravated driving under the influence, after his vehicle slid on ice, catapulting his vehicle into the sign where it was then wedged, Matosich said.

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