Man charged in double-fatal crash gets another DUI - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Man charged in double-fatal crash gets another DUI

HELENA, Mont. - A man charged with crashing into and killing two people while drunk was jailed over the weekend with another drinking and driving charge.

Travis E. Fuqua, 32, of East Helena was picked up by police late Saturday night in Boulder after he crashed his girlfriend's car into a ditch.

He had been charged in a June 24 crash that left a Helena couple dead and has pleaded not guilty in that case to two counts of vehicular homicide while under the influence.

In that deadly crash, police say Fuqua was trying to make a left turn on a highway near East Helena when his pickup truck crashed into an oncoming motorcycle being ridden by 35-year-old Karl Pentecost and 37-year-old Charmon Rene Pentecost. The couple, who had two children, died at the scene.

Fuqua was in custody for Saturday's DUI charge and contempt of court for failing to abide by court order.

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