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Flathead man charged with negligent vehicular assault

Published On: Nov 28 2012 09:04:31 PM MST
Flathead man charged with negligent vehicular assault
KALISPELL, Mont. -

Brent Passwater is behind bars tonight facing two counts of negligent vehicular assault stemming from a July 2012 accident.

Court documents reveal that Passwater slammed his truck into a motorcycle on Highway 83 and Echo Lake Drive in Bigfork. The crash broke the driver's foot and the passenger had to have her leg amputated. Officials stated Passwater's blood alcohol concentration was 0.16.

If convicted, Passwater could face up to 20 years in prison.