Longtime Flathead County Deputy Charged with DUI

By Beacon Staff

A longtime Flathead County sheriff’s deputy has been cited for drunken driving after a report that a transient was struck near a Kalispell bar.

Kalispell police ticketed Cpl. Bruce Parish around 10 p.m. Saturday. He pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Court records say his blood-alcohol level was 0.165, twice the legal limit.

Parish declined comment to KCFW-TV in Kalispell.

Police Chief Roger Nasset says his department is still investigating the case and has not determined if Parish struck the transient or how the man was injured.

Parish’s next court appearance is set for October.

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