Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On August 23, 2023, at around 10:47 p.m., Dispatch aired a report of a vehicle versus building collision at the Little Caesars located at 1916 Brooks Street. The complainant reported a vehicle almost ran him over and crashed into the building. There were two additional callers to dispatch, one who said he heard the crash and the second who said they witnessed the crash. 

The driver of the vehicle, later identified as 46-year-old Jeremy Neuhaus, exited the passenger side of the vehicle. Neuhaus was reported to be leaving the scene on foot with a black dog. According to court documents, Neuhaus asked a witness to take him to the hospital. When Neuhaus was informed that law enforcement had been called, he started to walk southbound. 

While responding to the area, a Missoula Police Department officer said she located Neuhaus and his dog at the intersection of Kent Street and Holborn Street. While the officer was speaking with Neuhaus, his speech was slurred, and he was unsteady on his feet. As Neuhaus was walking past an officer, the officer observed a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from his person. 

Neuhaus was then transported to a local hospital based on his request for evaluation. An officer responded to the hospital to continue a DUI investigation. While at the hospital, Neuhaus quickly fell asleep. The officer attempted to wake Neuhaus up and he briefly woke up. The officer continued to observe that odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from Neuhaus’s person. 

The officer asked Neuhaus what happened and Neuhaus said he “probably crossed the line, but did not actually remember. Neuhaus stated there was and crash and that he walked away. The officer requested a legal blood draw and two vials of blood were drawn from Neuhaus. 

Neuhaus was transported to the Missoula County Detention Center and he is currently being charged with felony criminal endangerment, DUI second offense, leaving the scene of the accident, and driving with a revoked license. On August 24, 2023, Neuhaus made his initial appearance in Missoula Justice Court and his bond was set at $5,000. 

The information in this article was obtained from sources that are publicly viewable. 

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