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By: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter
Syndicated by: Montana News
Billings mother Kaleigh Rose Paterson arrested and charged with Criminal Child Endangerment (5) counts. All Felonies. Sunday, April 21, 2019, the Billings Police were called to respond to a two-vehicle collision that took place at the Main Street and Hilltop Road intersection.
Billings Police Officer Chaffin, Officer Brown and Officer Malcolm responded.
Kaleigh Rose Paterson was driving a tan Audi and was following too closely a pickup truck that was in front of her. Kaleigh Rose Paterson rear-ended the pickup truck that was in front of her.
Kaleigh Paterson was driving intoxicated with her three minor children in her Audi. At first, Paterson was cooperative with the Officers but then refused to perform the walk and Turn and the OLS tests.
Kaleigh Rose Paterson was arrested, and CPS and Caseworkers responded along with the father of the children Mark Paterson. The father and CPS workers were contacted and summoned to the Billings Clinic where all three children were transported for medical evaluation and or treatment.
According to Kaleigh Rose Paterson, she only had two Mike's Hard Lemonade a couple of hours before the accident. Paterson alleges that the accident would not have happened if the driver of the pickup truck R.H. would not have stepped on his breaks quickly. Paterson stated that she could not stop in time.
Witness's who freely gave their eye witness statements to the Billings police were Keisha Lanzen and John Shaules.
This article was published by: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter License# USPA-ID-US/VI-01/29995