Lisa Marie Leprowse was convicted of drunk driving in a Missoula (Montana) District Court after a judge refused to present her argument that she was driving only to avoid a dangerous situation to a jury for consideration. Leprowse was involved in an altercation in bar with another woman; upon feeling her life was in danger, she drove from bar in her vehicle. The severity of the altercation was confirmed by police; however, Leprowse was still arrested and processed for DUI. After being convicted in the Montana lower court, Leprowse appealed her case. The Montana Supreme Court dismissed the charges citing a statue that allows people to break the law if they are in danger. The Supreme Court agreed Leprowse should have been allowed to argue her point to a jury.