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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 6:00 am

A Kalispell woman has been given a 10-year suspended sentence after her passenger died in a 2012 vehicle crash.

Mindy Brist, 34, originally was charged with felony negligent homicide in the death of Timothy Attard, but she eventually pleaded guilty by way of Alford to felony criminal endangerment. By entering an Alford plea, Brist was able to take advantage of conviction on the reduced charge while maintaining her innocence.

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          Welcome to the discussion.

          7 comments:

          • Partyer posted at 6:29 am on Fri, Jun 28, 2013.

            Partyer Posts: 685

            Think about it. If the judges cracked down on DUI all their buddies would be in jail. LOL
            Sometimes you have to admit defeat, that even being moral and law abiding aren't cool any more, that life isn't gonna be fair. Do the best you can with what you've got and jump at any opportunity to take out a bad guy. First step is learn how to drive, quit pissing me off on the streets. The big bumper on my work truck gives good driving lessons, hasn't lost yet. You wanna be next just go ahead and make an improper left turn using both lanes. I'm watching for you and I'm gonna hit you and laugh at your ticket.

             
          • Westvalley posted at 8:18 pm on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

            Westvalley Posts: 100

            Judges like District Judge Ted Lympus need to be removed from their positions he has shown clearly that he is incapable of doing his job of protecting the public and making sure that guilty people pay their dues.

             
          • Montana Native 420 posted at 7:50 pm on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

            Montana Native 420 Posts: 209

            Justine Winter got a lot more years in prison and she wasn't drunk.

             
          • james posted at 2:42 pm on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

            james Posts: 516

            the words defered and suspended need to be removed from the law books . they are way over used and there is no deterrant for crime any more

             
          • Mntgal posted at 11:13 am on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

            Mntgal Posts: 145

            Wow, that is surprising

             
          • vintagemom77 posted at 11:07 am on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

            vintagemom77 Posts: 4

            This valley is renowned for leniency in drinking and driving, and Judges giving them a slap on the wrist. If you want to party, drink like a fool, get in your car and kill someone....AND get away with it, just come to Kalispell, Montana!

             
          • nw10gal22 posted at 8:20 am on Wed, Jun 26, 2013.

            nw10gal22 Posts: 4

            What a joke this is. She was drunk and and Irresponsible. Our legal system is way to lienent on these people. She took a young man's life and now gets off Scott free. I hope it haunts her the rest of her life.

             

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