Marty Jay Erdmann of Great Falls is in a whole lot of trouble, according to the Missoulian:
(An) off-duty officer called the Highway Patrol a little before 6 p.m. Saturday to say that a 2008 Saturn traveling at about 90 miles per hour had just passed him “in a double-yellow no passing zone, had almost hit a guardrail and had nearly caused numerous head-on crashes.” When another trooper stopped the car, Erdmann “absolutely reeked” of alcohol, slurred his words and said he’d had “several” drinks, according to the affidavit filed by Bower.
While being taken into custody, Erdmann allegedly said things like, “I love jail, jail is pretty,” and “that (expletive) pig was driving faster and meaner than I was.” Erdmann was informed he was being recorded, the affidavit said.
“He then said that he hoped Trooper Finley ‘dies in a fiery crash’ … he hopes that Trooper Finley’s wife ‘(expletive) chokes or beats him to death.’ … He said he wanted Trooper Finley’s face ‘shot off’ and ‘that (expletive)’ will get his’ ‘and hopefully his (expletive) wife will get shot out of the windshield because she is not smart enough to wear a seatbelt,’ ” the affidavit said.
Thank goodness he didn’t kill anyone…but sadly, he probably will be driving drunk again before too long. This will be his FOURTH DUI charge.