- Associated Press - Friday, November 13, 2015

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Officials say a motorist who was shot after threatening a deputy with a rifle during a traffic stop remains in critical condition.

Beaverhead County Sheriff Frank Kluesner says a deputy stopped the man about 10 miles south of Dillon at about 7 p.m. Tuesday, shortly after receiving a report of a possible drunken driver. The sheriff says the man got out of his pickup with his rifle and the deputy shot him.

The Independent Record reports (https://bit.ly/1Y93MEn ) that the man has been transferred to an “out-of-area” hospital because the extent of his injuries is too severe to be handled by the Dillon hospital.

Kluesner says a shooting review board will determine if the deputy’s actions were appropriate. The review is expected to be completed next week.

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Information from: Independent Record, https://www.helenair.com

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