140 Mph Car Chase Leads To Jail – $25,000 Bond For Lolo Man
26 year-old Alvin Morin is in the Missoula County Jail charged with felony criminal endangerment and two misdemeanors after leading authorities on a chase reaching speeds of up to 140 miles per hour between Missoula and Lolo.
Missoula Deputy County Attorney Mark Handelman asked Judge Landee Holloway for bail of $50,000 bond for the incident that occurred on June 12.
"The matter stems from the defendant leading police officers on a high speed chase from Missoula to Lolo," Handelman said. "During the pursuit, the defendant reached speeds of over 140 miles per hour. The defendant nearly hit one vehicle and almost crashed into a guardrail before surrendering. The defendant smelled of alcohol and agreed to a blood draw, however, the state has not yet received the results. However, there's a likelihood that a fourth DUI charge may be forthcoming."
Handelman said Morin has a lengthy criminal record.
"He has convictions on felony arson, auto theft, two burglaries, accountability for burglary, criminal endangerment and criminal mischief," he said. "He has already had his probation revoked, and he is a huge risk to the community and a flight risk, since he was willing to lead police on a dangerous pursuit in order to avoid apprehension."
Since Morin was already on $10,000 bond from a prior offense, Judge Holloway set Morin's total bond at $25,000, and ordered him to appear again on July 7.