BILLINGS – A 19-year-old Billings man is charged with driving while high on marijuana, causing a crash that killed a motorcyclist.
Kent Roderick Jensen made an initial appearance in Justice Court Monday on a charge of vehicular homicide while under the influence in the March 7 death of 31-year-old Jashua James Fry of Billings. He did not enter a plea.
The Montana Highway Patrol says Jensen turned his vehicle in front of Fry’s motorcycle, causing the crash. Jensen told officers he did not see Fry before turning and that by the time he saw his headlight, it was too late to react.
Court records say Jensen agreed to a blood draw, which showed he had THC in his system. THC is the psychoactive chemical in marijuana.
Jensen was released on his own supervision.
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