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From the Courts: Woman sentenced to probation on reduced charge from crash


Birgin Lane Billy was sentenced to one year of probation on a reduced charge stemming from allegations she was driving at speeds up to 80 mph and crashed into a tree.

Billy pleaded guilty in state District Court in Havre May 6 to a misdemeanor charge of negligent endangerment, reduced from a felony charge of criminal endangerment, and a misdemeanor charge of failure to give notice of an accident.

District Judge Kaydee Snipes Ruiz imposed a one-year deferred imposition of sentence on the endangerment charge and fined Billy $200 on the failure to remain at the accident charge.


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