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Billings woman sentenced to more than two years in prison for drunken driving crash that injured passenger on Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Montana

BILLINGS  — A Billings woman was sentenced today to two years and three months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for a drunken driving crash that seriously injured her passenger, U.S. Attorney Jesse Laslovich said.

Jamie Nicole Selage, 27, pleaded guilty in June to assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

U.S. District Judge Susan P. Watters presided.

The government alleged in court documents that on Jan. 16, 2022, Selage was driving drunk and had a blood-alcohol concentration of .316 percent when she swerved into the wrong lane on U.S. Highway 212, ran off the road and crashed in a ditch as she approached Lame Deer, on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation. Both Selage and her passenger had to be extricated from the vehicle. The passenger suffered serious injuries and required hospitalization.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lori Harper Suek prosecuted the case. The FBI and Bureau of Indian Affairs conducted the investigation.



Clair J. Howard

Public Affairs Officer


Updated October 18, 2023

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 23-391