- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A Manhattan man who saw a judge dismiss charges that he killed his wife while driving under the influence is suing the investigators and prosecutors in the case.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/29NS5Tw ) Michael Soule filed his lawsuit Monday alleging negligence, malicious prosecution, violation of his constitutional rights and infliction of emotional distress.

Soule was charged with felony vehicular homicide while under the influence in the January 2012 death of his wife, Jennifer Soule, in a crash near Bozeman.

Gallatin County District Judge Mike Salvagni dismissed the case in December 2014, ruling investigators didn’t preserve key evidence and gathered some evidence without warrants. Salvagni also found the prosecutors did not have probable cause to charge Soule.

Officials with the state’s Risk Management and Tort Defense Division declined comment as did Gallatin County Attorney Marty Lambert.


Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com

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