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No decision made on charges for state senator

By Associated Press
Published On: Jun 13 2013 10:50:31 AM MDT
HELENA, Mont. -

The Blackfeet tribe's chief prosecutor says no decision has been made on whether to charge a state senator who fled a Glacier County sheriff's deputy who suspected him of drunken driving nearly three weeks ago.
    
Prosecutor Carl Pepion said Thursday the investigation is ongoing and he is "waiting on some stuff." He said he had no further comment.
    
Democratic state Sen. Shannon Augare of Browning was pulled over May 26 after deputies received a call of an erratic driver.
    
Augare also is a Blackfeet tribal councilman, and the sheriff's office said he told the deputy he had no jurisdiction to arrest him.
    
Augare then allegedly drove off as the deputy attempted to take his keys.
    
The sheriff's office turned the case over to the tribe.
    
Augare has declined to comment.