More Charges Possible for Gillette Man Arrested for DUI
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A 56-year-old Gillette man who was arrested for alleged drunk driving over the weekend could face additional charges as police continue to investigate the Saturday afternoon incident.
According to Lt. Brent Wasson, a hit and run crash was reported to the Gillette Police Department around 2:30 p.m. Sept. 7. A black Ford pickup allegedly failed to stop at the stop sign at Garner Lake and Boxelder roads and struck another Ford pickup before leaving the scene. The driver of the vehicle that was struck was not injured in the crash.
The black pickup sustained damage from the driver side front fender to the rear door and was later located at the Energy Capital Sports Complex. The driver was identified as 56-year-old David Gould.
Wasson said investigation revealed that the pickup Gould was driving belonged to Black and Gold Energy Service and he did not have permission to be driving the vehicle.
An employee of the company did confirm that Gould was a former employee, but it’s unclear whether he was employed at the time of Saturday’s crash.
Gould, who was already on probation, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, unauthorized use of a vehicle, leaving the scene of a crash.
During the investigation, Gould made statements about driving a Pontiac Bonneville which officers found parked still running at Black and Gold Energy. Wasson said the vehicle had damage consistent with a recent crash, but officers are still investigating where the crash involving the Pontiac may have occurred.
Gould has also been charged with felony destruction of property after using the Telmate video communications station in the booking area of the Campbell County Detention Center.
Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said that around 6:15 p.m. Saturday, a detention officer allowed Gould to use the station and when he was escorted back to his cell, he informed the officer that the system was not working correctly.
The screen of the only Telmate station in the booking area was cracked to the edges. The value of the station is estimated at $2,000.
Telmate is the inmate phone system used at the CCDC to allow inmates direct contact with their families while incarcerated.