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Winn Charged With Criminal Endangerment

David Dean Winn is facing one felony charge and other offenses from a chase that occurred in Roosevelt County on May 21.

He is scheduled to make his initial appearance in district court on Wednesday, June 14. Bail was set at $100,000.

The felony charge is for criminal endangerment. If convicted of the offense, Winn faces a maximum sentence of 10 years, a $50,000 fine or both.

Misdemeanor charges include fleeing or eluding a peace officer, reckless driving and obstructing a peace officer. Violations charged were exceeding speed restrictions and failure to have light lamps on.

According to court records, the Montana Highway Patrol attempted to begin a traffic stop after radar had Winn traveling 93 miles per hour in a 65 mph speed limit zone.

Winn is charged with driving the motor vehicle upon a highway at a high speed and turning off his vehicle lights while fleeing from peace officers. The report reads that Winn intentionally crashed through a fence while fleeing from law enforcement.

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