Montana man pleads no contest to 11th DUI

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Posted: Apr 2, 2010 1:27 PM by Associated Press
Updated: Apr 2, 2010 1:49 PM

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Topics: Billings Montana, intoxicated, drunk, DUI, DWI, driving, Thaylin Shawn Pierce, breath test, blood-alcohol level, WBRZ

A 49-year-old Montana man who apparently was intoxicated when he came to court for his trial on a felony drunken driving charge has pleaded no contest to his 11th DUI.

Thaylin Shawn Pierce, of Billings, entered the plea Thursday.

He's free on bond until his sentencing June 22.

Pierce was charged in November 2008 after he tried to drive after being kicked out of a casino.

His trial was scheduled to begin Wednesday, but the judge suspected Pierce was intoxicated.

A breath test showed Pierce had a blood-alcohol level of 0.093 percent.

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