Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On June 13, 2024, a Montana Highway Patrol Trooper responded to a crash on Grant Creek Road. Upon arrival, the trooper located a vehicle that had crashed into a tree. Medical personnel were on scene speaking with the male occupant who was later identified as 31-year-old Christopher Nation. Nation stated his arm was broken but he could not specify which arm and refused medical assistance. 

The trooper spoke with a witness to the crash who advised he saw Nation driving poorly prior to the crash. The witness further advised he saw a near head-on collision between Nation and a separate motorist. The witness said he was driving in the opposite direction and turned his vehicle around to check on Nation. 

Nation turned around in a parking lot. The witness stopped his vehicle and asked Nation if he was okay. According to the witness, Nation looked at him and accelerated away. That is when Nation left the roadway and struck a tree. 

Trooper Speaks With Nation

A trooper spoke with Nation and noticed the odor of alcohol coming from his breath. The trooper also observed that Nation’s face was flush and his eyes were bloodshot and watery. Nation’s vehicle had numerous alcoholic beverage containers strewn about the front and rear seats.  

The trooper began a DUI investigation but Nation refused to cooperate or provide a preliminary breath sample. The trooper transported Nation to Saint Patrick’s Hospital to be medically cleared. Nation used abusive language during transport and was warned to behave in the emergency room.  

Upon arrival, Nation was rude to medical personnel at the hospital and refused to cooperate. Hospital security responded to assist. Nation was seen by a doctor, but he provided no information to the doctor about his alleged injuries. 

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The trooper read Nation the Implied Consent Advisory and asked for a blood sample. According to court documents, Nation refused and repeatedly told the trooper to “go suck a fat d**k.” Nation yelled at hospital staff and ignored repeated requests to keep his voice down and abstain from using abusive language. 

Nation was placed under arrest and was transported to the Missoula County Detention Facility. He is currently being charged with felony criminal endangerment, DUI, and disorderly conduct. 

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

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