The Missoula County Attorney’s Office dealt with a handful of new cases this past week. County Attorney Kirsten Pabst explains.

“We had a criminal endangerment case,” said Pabst. “There was a child endangerment case where a woman was allegedly DUI and speeding with two little kids in the back of the car, a two-year-old and a seven-year-old. We had a theft case, a couple of methamphetamine cases and an addition drug case that was a possession with intent to distribute.”

In addition to all those cases, Pabst says her office also looked at two separate violent crimes.

“We had a couple new violent crimes that we charged,” Pabst said. “One was a third offense partner or family member assault. We also had an aggravated assault that was interesting in that it resulted from a bar fight where the suspect allegedly just punched the victim in the face. It is what we would think of as a typical bar fight that resulted in serious bodily permanent injury to the victim.”

According to Pabst, they see more bar fight crimes than people would like to believe. She asks that people really think about the consequences before getting into any sort of fight because more often than not, a felony charge is usually issued.