Montana Highway Patrol

A 60-mile stretch of Interstate 90 in eastern Montana reopened Tuesday afternoon although water remains on the highway in some areas.

The Montana Department of Transportation says one lane is open in both directions.

Firefighters spray a semi truck in the aftermath of a head-on collision on I-90 near Missoula, March 20, 2019.
Missoula Fire Department

A man killed when the car he was driving on the wrong side of the highway collided with a semi tractor trailer has been identified as 62-year-old Martin J. Elison, of Missoula.

The Montana Highway Patrol says Wednesday afternoon’s accident occurred in the westbound lanes of Interstate 90.

Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Palmer
Montana Department of Justice

5:45 p.m. update:

The man charged with shooting a Montana Highway Patrol trooper and three others last night was previously charged with felony assault on a police officer.

Martha Hernández (left) and Ana Suda were detained for 40 minutes in 2018 by a U.S. border agent who overheard them speaking Spanish in Havre.
Brook Swaney / ACLU of Montana

Two Havre women who were detained for 40 minutes last year by a U.S. border agent who overheard them speaking Spanish in Havre are now suing the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency.

Ana Suda and Martha Hernández, both U.S. citizens with Montana drivers licenses, recorded cell phone video of the incident last May.

Montana Highway Patrol Hosts DUI Lab To Educate Legislators

Feb 12, 2019
Montana Highway Patrol Sergeant Kurt Sager demonstrates for legislators part of a field sobriety test on a participant, tracking his eye movements. Feb. 12, 2019.
Shaylee Ragar / UM Legislative News Service

HELENA -- As Montana lawmakers consider overhauling the state’s DUI laws, the Montana Highway Patrol wants to dispel myths about blood alcohol levels.

This week, the Highway Patrol hosted a demonstration with live intoxicated volunteers to show just how much alcohol it actually takes to be beyond legal limits.