A Montana judge has rejected a plea agreement in the case of a 23-year-old man who acknowledged cutting the brake lines on his mother's car after they argued in June.

Corey Jonathan Woods of Kalispell pleaded guilty to criminal endangerment and drug charges in September, in exchange for a five-year deferred sentence.

The Daily Inter Lake reports District Judge Amy Eddy rejected the plea Thursday after Woods' mother asked for a five-year prison sentence. Cacheral Delorean said she discovered her brakes were cut as she was driving down a hill. She was able to downshift and stop safely.

District Judge Stewart Stadler, who heard the guilty plea, has said he would impose a harsher sentence. Woods' sentencing is set for Jan. 21.

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