Dylan Paul Pinet

Dylan Paul Pinet, 46, appears via video in Gallatin County Justice Court in this Chronicle file photo.

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A Bozeman man pleaded not guilty to charges that accuse him of repeatedly punching an officer in the face after a drunken motorized scooter ride.

Dylan Paul Pinet, 46, is charged with felony assault on a peace officer. He is also charged with drunk driving, a misdemeanor.

Pinet appeared this week in Gallatin County District Court before Judge John Brown. He has been held at the Gallatin County jail since Aug. 24, on $75,000 bail.

In August, police responded to a report of a drunk man riding a motorized scooter toward Starbucks on Main Street, according to charging documents. Officers saw Pinet violate traffic offenses as he turned into Starbucks and parked.

Police said in charging documents that Pinet was on probation for a previously felony.

After a sobriety test, police said, Pinet turned away from officers and began walking back to his scooter after they tried arresting him.

A struggle ensued. Police said Pinet fell on his back and punched one of the officers in the face four or five times. The officers punched Pinet back and tased him.

Pinet was taken to Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital where he was treated for abrasions, a swollen left eye, a dislocated jaw, and bleeding from the mouth and nose.

An officer had a swollen right cheek, swelling to his right hand, a large scratch to his scalp and a contusion on his forehead from the fight, police said.

Pinet was taken to the Gallatin County jail after he was cleared by the hospital.

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