BOZEMAN - A Bozeman man who tried to run away from police officers while being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and had to be tased was seen in Gallatin County Justice Court Monday morning.
Timothy Mark Haas, Jr., 37, was arrested after an MSU police officer observed a vehicle Haas was driving leave the parking lot of a lounge on Main St. without using a turn signal and cut across lanes of traffic.
According to court documents, when the officer contacted Haas, she reportedly smelled alcohol coming from the vehicle and Haas. Haas told the officer that he had several drinks and was driving the vehicle instead of his girlfriend because he thought he was less intoxicated. Haas reportedly indicated to the officer that he was going to get a DUI and his life was over.
Haas refused to provide a breath sample and while being arrested pushed a pair of officers to the side and ran away. During the pursuit, Haas hit the ground after one of the officers deployed an electronic control device. He was then taken into custody and was charged with his 4th DUI, a felony.
It was later determined that Haas had three previous DUI convictions and was driving with a suspended driver’s license. Haas was also charged with failure to use appropriate signal, resisting arrest, and obstructing a peace officer.
Haas faces a $5,000 bond, must wear a soberlink device, stay away from alcohol and undergo 4 random alcohol tests per week.