- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 5, 2014

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A Missoula man has pleaded not guilty to a charge of negligent endangerment after prosecutors say he jumped off a bridge over the Clark Fork River and landed on another man, causing serious injuries.

The Missoulian reported Wednesday (https://tinyurl.com/khbuspp ) 20-year-old Corey Allen Hewitt is scheduled for a jury trial in May.

Charging documents say Hewitt jumped off the bridge on July 21 and landed on Andy Hill, who was floating in an inner-tube. Prosecutors say Hill was briefly unconscious and suffered a fractured femur, chipped bones in both legs and torn ligaments in both knees.

According to court documents, Hewitt told law enforcement officers after the incident he didn’t look upstream before jumping.

If convicted, Hewitt could be sentenced to a year in jail and fined up to $1,000.



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Information from: Missoulian, https://www.missoulian.com

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