Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On March 16, 2024, at approximately 7:10 AM, a Montana Highway Patrol Trooper responded to a single-vehicle crash on US Highway 93. The driver of the overturned vehicle was identified as 65-year-old Doulas Fischer. 

The trooper conducted a crash investigation and noted it appeared the car had left the right side of the road, sliding at an angle, striking a reflector post. After further investigation, the trooper determined that the vehicle was likely traveling at a high rate of speed when it left the roadway, slid across the dirt, struck the embankment, and caused it to overturn. 

The trooper spoke with Fischer, who stated he was not injured. Fischer stated he looked down at his phone and when he looked up, he saw a car in the right-hand lane in front of him, he then swerved to miss the car and crashed. Fischer admitted he was not wearing his seatbelt. 

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The trooper noted Fischer’s speech was distorted, his eyes were red, watery, and bloodshot, and he appeared unsteady on his feet. The trooper explained to Fischer that he was seeing signs of impairment and would be investigating him for DUI. Fischer stated he consumed one beer last night and later changed that statement to two beers or more. 

The trooper read Fischer the PAST Advisory and Fischer agreed to provide a sample, which was negative for alcohol. After being placed under arrest, the trooper read Fischer the Implied Consent Advisory and Fischer agreed to provide a blood test, stating there would be THC in his blood. Fischer was Mirandized and agreed to speak with the trooper. According to court documents, Fischer stated he smoked 'flower' the night before in his garage, but stated he did not know the THC content of what he had ingested. 

Fischer was placed under arrest and was found to have three prior DUI convictions. He is currently being charged with felony DUI and failure to use a seatbelt. 

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

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