Nate Montana spared jail in DUI case

Updated: July 13, 2011, 4:24 PM ET
Associated Press

MISSOULA, Mont. -- Joe Montana's son has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of reckless driving stemming from a traffic stop in which he declined a breathalyzer test.

Nate Montana was pulled over for going 39 mph in a 25 mph zone in Missoula early June 3. The 21-year-old University of Montana quarterback was arrested on a first-offense DUI charge after a sheriff's deputy said he smelled alcohol and that Montana fumbled with his driver's license.

The Missoulian says Montana pleaded guilty June 23 to the reckless driving charge and paid $435 in fines and court costs. The speeding charge was dropped.

He received a 90-day suspended jail sentence and must complete a chemical dependency evaluation.

Montana transferred from Notre Dame in February.


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