Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On February 8, 2024, at approximately 11:03 PM, a Missoula Police Department Officer was working as a DUI Enforcement Officer when he overheard the dispatch center advise units that information about a drunk driver had been reported.  

The complainant reported that his father was operating his motor vehicle while intoxicated and had sped off when he attempted to take the keys. Another officer located the vehicle near an apartment complex in the 2500 block of Clark Fork Lane.  

The officer initiated a traffic stop and identified the male as 56-year-old John Moore. Once the officer was close enough to speak with Moore, he observed that he had very red and watery eyes and he also detected the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath as he spoke.  

The officer said that he saw a can of an alcoholic beverage in the vehicle and asked Moore what it was. Moore responded that it was a “Mike’s”, which is the name of a popular alcoholic lemonade drink. The officer asked Moore to conduct the Standardized Field Sobriety Test’s. The results of the tests displayed 17 of the 18 indicators of impairment. 

Based upon his observations up to that point, the officer read Moore the PAST advisory and requested that he provide a breath sample. After one attempt on the Portable Breath Test instrument, Moore provided a sample of 0.132% BrAC. Given that Moore was over the legal limit to operate a motor vehicle, the officer advised him that he was under arrest for DUI. 

According to court documents, Moore has four previous DUI convictions. He is currently being charged with felony DUI. On February 9, 2024, Moore made his initial appearance in Missoula Justice Court and his bond was set at $15,000.  

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

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