Bozeman man arrested after I-90 chase

Thursday, September 3, 2020
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(DOC photo) Kyle Segmiller

A Bozeman man was arrested Monday morning after leading multiple law enforcement agencies on a chase on I-90.

Kyle Segmiller, 43, was arrested on multiple charges, including at least one felony, said Stillwater County Undersheriff Randy Smith. Smith also said Segmiller was intoxicated and traffic on the interstate was light at the time of the incident.

As of Wednesday, he remained in the Broadwater County Jail with bail set at $35,000. He appeared in Stillwater County Justice court on charges of felony criminal endangerment and misdemeanor counts of DUI (seventh offense) resisting arrest, fleeing and eluding, noinsurance (second offense), driving while suspended, open container and speeding, according to Justice of the Peace Lee Cornell.

Segmiller is a convicted felon whose criminal history includes two felony DUIs in 2006 and 2011, as well as a felony criminal mischief conviction in 2000, according to the Montana Department of Corrections. All of those crimes were committed in Gallatin Valley.

THE CHASE

At 11:04 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 31, Montana Highway Patrol Trooper John Metcalfe attempted to stop Segmiller for speeding. Shortly thereafter, the trooper advised the Stillwater County Sheriff’s Office dispatch that he was in pursuit of a vehicle in the eastbound lane of I-90 near Columbus.

Stillwater County Sheriff’s deputies and Columbus police responded, with deputies joining in the chase and city police blocking the interstate entrance to Columbus.

Under sheriff Randy Smith threwout spike strips, but Stegmiller took a hard left and drove into the westbound lane, according to dispatch records.

Smith then drove past the pursuit in order to set up the spike strips again. The chase continued into Sweet Grass County, but turned around and once again entered Stillwater, according to dispatch records.

Segmiller hit a second set of spike strips just east of Big Timber and Tropper Metcalfe then used the PIT maneuver to disable the car at approximately 11:40 a.m., said Metcalfe. PIT stands for Precision Immobilization Technique and is used by law enforcement in extreme cases to stop motorists.

Segmiller was taken into custody without further incident.

Also involved in the chase were MHP Troopers Eric Fetterhoff, Branden Timm, Stillwater Sheriff Chip Kem and Columbus police.