Wolf Point Herald

Vaughan Pleads Not Guilty To DUI Charges

By Al Stover

Mark Alan Vaughan appeared in Montana 15th Judicial Court Oct. 16.

Vaughan pleaded not guilty to the felony charge of theft and to the misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence of alcohol (second offense) and driving without a valid driver’s license.

Court documents state that Lieutenant Brian Erwin of the Wolf Point Police Department responded to the Southside JetWash to take a report of a stolen vehicle. A woman said her 2001 Black Dodge Stratus, parked in front of the laundromat, unlocked, with the keys in the ignition, had been stolen when she went to speak with her grandmother.

Chief Jeff Harada of the Wolf Point Police Department later stopped to assist a driver, identified as Mark Vaughan, of Spearfish, S.D. The vehicle matched the description of the stolen vehicle. Officers found a Gerber fixed blade knife on Vaughan’s person.

Vaughan was arrested and transported to the Roosevelt County Detention Center for arrest processing.

During processing, officers suspected Vaughan to be under the influence of alcohol. Vaughan showed signs of impairment while attempting to perform field sobriety maneuvers. He was transported to the NEMHS, where a blood sample was obtained and sealed to be sent to the Montana State Crime Lab for analysis.

Later that evening, officers noticed a vehicle in the Fort Peck Community College parking lot with its alarm activated. The vehicle, a red Chevorlet Aveo, belonged to a woman from Glasgow. The owner reported that a Gerber fixed blade knife was missing from the glove box of the vehicle. A Gerber fixed blade knife was taken from Vaughan during his arrest. 

Prior to entering his plea, Judge David Cybulski advised the defendant of his rights and the charges filed against him.

Vaughn’s trial is scheduled for Dec. 12. vehicle, a red Chevorlet Aveo, belonged to a woman from Glasgow. The owner reported that a Gerber fixed blade knife was missing from the glove box of the vehicle. A Gerber fixed blade knife was taken from Vaughan during his arrest. 

Prior to entering his plea, Judge David Cybulski advised the defendant of his rights and the charges filed against him.

Vaughn’s trial is scheduled for Dec. 12.