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Police say Texas driver arrested for targeting pedestrians

Published On: Nov 03 2013 06:43:05 PM MST   Updated On: Nov 04 2013 04:07:28 PM MST
BOZEMAN, Mont. -

Bozeman Police arrested 28-year-old Bryan Paluk of Lewisville, TX on Friday evening. Witnesses told police he tried to run over pedestrians. Sunday afternoon we spoke to Tracy Senenfelder with the Bozeman Police Department.

He says officers responded just after 10:30p.m. to an area near the Lewis and Clark Motel in downtown Bozeman. Several witnesses told police they were afraid they were going to be run over by Paluk's SUV.  We are told Paluk managed to run into a light pole, a one way street sign, and the sign in front of Big Brothers Big Sisters on S. 8th Ave.

Paluk refused a field sobriety test, but officers on scene report Paluk had bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol. According to police Paluk does have one prior DUI conviction. 

Paluk is currently in the Gallatin County jail being held on a felony criminal endangerment charge.