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By: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter
Syndicated by: Montana News
Billings Man Michael Taylor Holwell charged with multiples charges.
Billings Police Officer Nelson who was in his Billings Police Patrol car on highway 87 near 1st Ave North when he noticed a Black Passenger car cross over the yellow line at a high rate of speed.
As the vehicle was approaching the Billings Police Patrol car in the wrong lane headed directly at the Billings Police Officer Nelson's patrol car.
Officer Nelson swerved over to the right side of the road and slowed down.
According to Officer Nelson, the black oncoming car corrected its self before hitting the Billings Police Officer Nelson.
The car pulled into the correct lane bypassing the Billings Police Patrol car at a high rate of speed.
Billings Police Officer Nelson flipped on his lights made a U-turn and initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle.
Officer Nelson was able to get Holwell's vehicle to pull over in the parking lot of the 2nd Shift Bar.
Michael Taylor Holwell got out of his vehicle and then started to approach the Billings Police Officer Nelson.
Nelson immediately drew his service revolver and pointed his service revolver at Michael Taylor Holwell yelling at Holwell to drop to the ground.
A passenger by the name of Megan Barnes told Officer Nelson that Michael Taylor Holwell intended to drive into oncoming traffic to kill them.
Barnes also stated that Holwell intentionally pulled into the oncoming lane where Officer Nelson had been driving to kill him.
Holwell was later found to be in possession of Meth and was intoxicated.
This article was published by: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter License# USPA-ID-US/VI-01/29995