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Browning woman sentenced in crash that injured two

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

GREAT FALLS—A Browning woman who admitted she had been drinking and driving when she crashed a truck on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and injured two passengers was sentenced today to 27 months in prison and three years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said.

Lisa Marie Skunkcap, 37, pleaded guilty in November to assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided.

The prosecution said in court records that the crash happened on the afternoon of April 23, 2019 when Skunkcap and others were drinking and driving around Browning. Skunkcap lost control of the truck she was driving. The vehicle went off the road and rolled. Skunkcap and two passengers were ejected and lost consciousness.

Skunkcap told investigators that she had been driving and admitted having consumed alcohol. Her blood alcohol concentration was .20 at the time of the crash. Both ejected passengers suffered serious injuries, including broken bones. One passenger was transferred to Seattle for treatment.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kalah Paisley prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the FBI, Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services and the Montana Highway Patrol.




Clair Johnson Howard
Public Information Officer

Updated February 25, 2020

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