- Written by John Plestina
An alleged drunk driver who had started a U.S. mail delivery route in Wolf Point was stopped for driving under the influence in Vida Friday, May 16.
That driver was the girlfriend of the man who was supposed to have been driving the truck for deliveries to several post offices including Circle, Richey, Vida and Lambert.
MHP identified the driver as Christy Follette, 32, of Fort Kipp. The boyfriend was identified as Lester Young, 30.
MHP trooper Zack Miller said McCone County Sheriff’s deputies stopped the Mercedes- Benz Sprinter Van in Vida at about 10:30 a.m., after employees of several post offices in McCone, Dawson and Richland counties reported that the driver smelled of alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated.
Miller said the McCone County Sheriff’s Office requested that the MHP handle the DUI because complaints had come from several counties.
The MHP arrived on the scene at 11:50 a.m.
Miller said Follette performed poorly when administered standard field sobriety tests. She was subsequently arrested for DUI first offense.
The MHP transported Follette to Northeastern Montana Health Services Wolf Point Campus for a blood test.
Miller said Follette had to be released with a citation because the Roosevelt County Jail was filled to capacity.
Young was not charged.
The name of the USPS contract delivery company Young works for was not made available.