MISSOULA — A state Crime Lab toxicologist who testifies frequently in court about blood alcohol content was charged with driving under the influence after a breath test put his alcohol level at twice the legal driving limit.
The charge last month against Lynn Kurtz is a misdemeanor because, if he’s convicted, it would be a first offense. He’s also charged with rolling through a stop sign, another misdemeanor.
Kurtz will continue to do casework at the Crime Lab while his case proceeds through court, Judy Beck, a spokeswoman for the state Attorney General’s Office, said Tuesday.
The Crime Lab also is notifying any attorneys who may have subpoenaed Kurtz as an expert witness, she said. Also, the Crime Lab notified its accreditation agency of Kurtz’s arrest.
When the deputy asked if he’d anything to drink, Kurtz responded, “A couple, and probably too much,” the report said. A plastic beer cup with a Miller Lite logo was on the seat, the report said.
- Awwww, come on Montana. They put other Montana citizens in prison for less than this. Do you know how many first timer’s are in prison? It already sounds like….well you know what. We have judges, politicians and criminal experts that receive nothing and citizens get the max.
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