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Routine Traffic Stop leads To Police Chase, Stolen Vehicle

Dillon Police Department issues report on stolen vehicle:

On April 18, 2021 at approximately 12:30 AM, Dillon City Police Officers attempted a routine traffic stop for an equipment violation. The driver chose to not pull over and elude officers. The driver eventually pulled over, then once again sped away as officers approached the vehicle. One officer had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit. Officers were forced to give chase as the vehicle proceeded to the interstate at a high rate of speed. A deputy assisted at this point. The vehicle went through a fence and continued in to a field in their continuing effort to elude. The vehicle crashed in to a canal and three occupants took off on foot. Officers gave chase and apprehended two of the three, which are juveniles. The third occupant was later identified as 18 year old Hunter Bulltail. The vehicle was later reported stolen and Bulltail was arrested on Felony theft, felony criminal endangerment, criminal mischief, eluding, minor in possession of alcohol, DUI and driving while suspended or revoked. The juveniles were cited for felony theft, minor in possession of alcohol, one with obstructing and released to their custodians. No serious injuries occurred.

Chief Don Guiberson

Dillon, Montana Police Department

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