39 year-old Byron Wills was arrested for his potential fourth DUI on March 30 outside Poor Henry’s Bar near Clinton, however there was a four year-old child in the vehicle at the time.

Wills is being charged with felony criminal child endangerment as well as DUI.

At Wills’ Missoula Justice Court appearance on Monday, Deputy Missoula County Attorney Caitlin Williams asked Judge Alex Beal for $10,000 bail.                  .

“It’s alleged that this defendant was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, and while he was under the influence he had a small child in the vehicle with him,” she said. “The defendant does have three prior DUI convictions.”

After the defendant asked Judge Alex Beal to release him on his own recognizance, the judge agreed to release Wills only to pretrial supervision where he will be subject to continuing alcohol monitoring among other standard conditions.

A fourth or subsequent DUI is an automatic felony.

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