Man Sentenced In Fatal Crash Denies New Charges
A Missoula man who was given a 20-year suspended prison sentence for his role in a drunken-driving crash that killed a woman has denied three charges of violating probation by doing drugs and hanging out with convicted felons.
Joshua Jacob-Allen Thielbar, who entered his pleas Thursday, was arrested Oct. 18 for allegedly using morphine without a prescription.
District Judge John Larson sentenced the 22-year-old Oct. 11 and warned him it was a “zero-tolerance” sentence.
Thielbar pleaded guilty in July to vehicular homicide while under the influence in the death of 22-year-old Rachel Millhouse. Prosecutors say he was traveling 80 mph in town at the time of the Feb. 20 crash, and a security video shows Millhouse’s car running a stop sign.
Court records say she also was legally drunk.