Man pleads not guilty to 8th DUI

Associated Press

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A 37-year-old Billings man on probation for his seventh DUI conviction has pleaded not guilty to another drunken-driving charge.

Dale Howard Dickinson appeared in District Court on Monday and denied a felony DUI charge. The Billings Gazette reports he remains in custody on $50,000 bail.

Dickinson was arrested Dec. 26 after authorities were tipped off about a possible drunk driver in the Heights area of Billings. Police say an officer approached Dickinson, who was sitting in the driver's seat of a parked car at a convenience store. The man was arrested after he performed poorly on a field sobriety test and refused to provide a breath sample.

Dickinson was convicted of DUI in 2003, 2002, 2000, twice in 1996, 1994 and 1991.