Posted: Sep 20, 2013 8:20 PM by MTN News
HELENA - A Helena man who is accused of stealing an SUV from Lockey Park on Thursday and then rolling it into ditch before it caught on fire, was reportedly intoxicated at the time.
Joseph Martin Munger, 19, was arrested on six charges, including his second DUI.
The report came in around 3 p.m. that a car was on fire in a ditch along Highway 282 south of East Helena.
The Ford Expedition which had just been reported stolen was on fire and upside down in the ditch when emergency crews arrived on the scene.
Munger was taken to the hospital for minor injuries and then transferred to jail. Judge Mike Swingley ordered Munger to undergo a mental evaluation and issued him a $10,000 bond.
Munger faces felony theft charges for allegedly taking the vehicle.