Man Ignores Missoula Police Request Not to Drive Drunk With Kids, Gets Felony Charge
Missoula police took 40-year-old K Mikeal Admasu into custody on Monday afternoon after he refused to listen to police requests not to get in his car and drive. According to Missoula Police Public Information Officer Travis Welsh, a concerned citizen called 911 after seeing Admasu staggering in a parking lot at the intersection of Scott and Phillips Street.
"The caller reported seeing a male struggling to put two small children in the backseat of a car, and by struggling, she described that he was staggering, using the car and a tree to steady himself and that he actually fell down a couple of times."
A plainclothes detective also saw Admasu and came to the vehicle showing his badge and begging the driver not to pull away, what Admasu did next though resulted in a felony charge.
"He was starting to pull out into traffic," Welsh said. "The investigator approached the drivers window, asked the male to stop and turn off the car but the male refused. About the same time uniformed officers arrived and together they were able to reach into the car and pull the keys out of the ignition and pull the driver out of the car."
Admasu is being held on a 102,500 dollar bond for criminal child endangerment as well as for aggravated DUI. The children in the car were just five and three.