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Man charged with 7th DUI for allegedly driving drunk in Laurel

Posted at 4:28 PM, Apr 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-06 18:28:38-04

LAUREL — A man with six prior convictions for driving under the influence appeared in court Friday on another DUI charge for allegedly driving drunk in Laurel Thursday evening.

Evan William Mudge, 57, is charged in Yellowstone County Justice Court with felony DUI.

A woman called Laurel police to report Mudge had just broken up with her and had left the house very intoxicated with his belongings.

Responding officers found Mudge behind the wheel with bloodshot, glassy eyes, and his speech was slurred, according to court documents.

Mudge agreed to perform a breathalyzer test at the police station, where he was found to have a Blood Alcohol Content of .292 percent, which is nearly four times the legal driving limit.

He has prior DUI convictions from 1994, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012, according to court documents.

Mudge was then transported to the Yellowstone County jail where he remained Friday afternoon.