BOZEMAN – A Big Sky man with four prior DUI convictions was arrested Sunday after allegedly crashing into a house and attempting to leave the scene with a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit.
Michael Scott Eaves, 26, faces a felony DUI charge for 4th or subsequent offense, along with charges for possession of marijuana and driving with a revoked/suspended license.
According to court documents, a witness saw Eaves try to leave the scene after crashing his car into a house in Gallatin Gateway. The reporting officer stated that Eaves had slurry speech and smelled strongly of alcohol.
Eaves reportedly agreed to a breath test that showed his blood alcohol level to be .187.
Court documents state that Eaves has two prior DUI convictions from 2017, one from 2015, and another from 2011. His driver’s license was revoked in November of 2017.
Eaves also allegedly had a plastic bag with 28 grams of marijuana in the center console of his vehicle.
Eaves appeared in Gallatin County Justice Court on Monday, where prosecutors recommended his bail be set at $75,000. Judge Bryan Adams set his bail higher at $100,000, citing his prior convictions, his failure to follow court orders, and a concern for public safety. Eaves is also required to wear a GPS monitoring bracelet as a condition of his release.
His preliminary hearing is set for April 27.