Ex-Con Accused of Drunken Motorcycle Ride With Daughter in Tow

A man who served a prison sentence for double homicide allegedly picked up his daughter at a Montana high school on a motorcycle while drunk, reports say.

Harry Jacob Woods, 47, of Billings. Mont., appeared in court Thursday on charges of felony criminal endangerment and misdemeanor DUI. Woods was arrested Wednesday following a report of a possible drunken driver on a motorcycle, the Billings Gazette reports.

According to court records, Woods' daughter said her father picked her up on his motorcycle an hour late from Senior High School. Woods was very drunk, his daughter said, and he raced from the school with her on the back of the motorcycle at speeds up to 80 mph. Woods was not  wearing a helmet, his daughter said.

The girl said she asked her father to stop, but he replied with a vulgarity and drove even faster, court records indicate.

The girl jumped off the motorcycle at an intersection when her father stopped for a red light. Police officers said Woods' speech was slurred, and an unopened 24-ounce can of beer was found in his vest. He was later arrested after failing a field sobriety test and refusing to give a breath sample, according to court records.

Woods was convicted of two counts of deliberate homicide for the 1978 deaths of two men in Flathead County, the Billings Gazette reports. Woods, according to court records, was angry at the men because they owed him money for drugs. Woods hit the men with his vehicle as they were riding on one bicycle. Woods, who was 16 at the time, was arrested more than two years later and received a 50-year prison sentence. It was unclear from prison records when Woods was released.

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