Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On June 8, 2024, at approximately 10:46 PM, a Missoula County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was dispatched to the area of mile marker 99 of I90 for a request to assist in vehicle repairs. The Deputy contacted 37-year-old Amber Roundine and offered to call her a tow truck, but she declined.  

On June 9, 2024, at approximately 12:15 AM, a Seargent was dispatched to the same area of the interstate for a report of two individuals throwing things at passing cars. Upon his arrival, the sergeant observed two adults walking westbound. One of the adults was identified as Roundine. 

Roundine was pushing an infant in a stroller. The sergeant activated his emergency lights. The other adult stopped but Roundine continued walking. The other adult stated Roundine had thrown an insulated mug at a passing vehicle. 

Roundine Refuses to Stop 

At this time, a corporal arrived to assist and attempted to stop Roundine. The corporal noted a steady flow of traffic in the lanes of travel Roundine was walking in with the child. The corporal also noted that given the hour, the potential for a dangerous collision was heightened given the frequency of impaired drivers in the area.  

The corporal approached Roundine who was pushing a stroller. The corporal utilized his patrol vehicle’s audible siren several times and asked Roundine to stop. However, Roundine refused and kept walking. After several more siren alerts, Roundine stopped, turned back from the stroller, and approached the corporal’s vehicle. 

The corporal exited his vehicle and again requested Roundine stop. Roundine yelled something towards the corporal and then walked toward the child again. The corporal told Roundine to stop several more times, but Roundine turned around and flipped the corporal off. 

Roundine Continues to Put the Child at Risk 

According to court documents, Roundine continued to disregard the lawful commands of multiple officers and began pushing the infant into the middle of the interstate, with traffic still going.  

Based on the time of evening, the interstate speeds, the traffic, and the lack of illumination present on Roundine or her stroller, law enforcement believed the act of Roundine pushing the child into the lanes of traffic on the interstate created a substantial risk of serious bodily injury or death to the child. 

Officers took physical control of Roundine and told her to exit the roadway but she refused. Both officers told Roundine to let go of the stroller and walk from the roadway, but Roundine refused and maintained a grip on the stroller. The officers used physical force to move Roundine out of the roadway. She was placed in handcuffs and arrested. 

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Roundine Continued to Fight With Officers 

The corporal attempted to put Roundine in the backseat of his patrol car, but she refused to enter the backseat and trashed around. The corporal attempted to place her feet and legs into the car, but she pulled them out and kicked about. Roundine was eventually placed in a leg hobble. Then she began smashing her head into the patrol car window. 

Roundine was transported to the hospital for medical clearance. The corporal was made aware that Roundine was on probation and had a warrant that had not yet been entered into NCIC for methamphetamine use and not reporting to probation. Roundine was medically cleared and transported to the jail. 

Roundine is currently being charged with felony criminal endangerment, obstructing a peace officer, and resisting arrest.  

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

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