State Sen. Greg Barkus has been charged with criminal endangerment and two counts of negligent vehicular assault–all felonies–for the boating accident at Flathead Lake that involved Montana U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg. Rehberg suffered a broken ankle and other injuries in the crash. Sen. Barkus is alleged to have driven the boat with a blood-alcohol level of 0.16 according to a test that was allegedly taken nearly two hours after the accident.
Rehberg made the following statement regarding the allegations:
“I was surprised to learn the results of Greg’s blood alcohol test.” “He didn’t appear to be impaired to me when we got on the boat for the return trip.”
You can read the AP article at CBS News.