University of Montana Grizzly linebacker Brian Maus faces drunken driving and other charges after rolling his Ford truck on Hillview Way early Sunday morning.

He has also been suspended indefinitely from the football team.

Maus, 20, allegedly gave police a fake ID, according to Missoula Police Detective Sgt. Bob Bouchee.

The 3:06 a.m. incident occurred in the 4400 block of Hillview Way. The pickup landed within inches of the house, police said. The driver gave police a false name and information, but officers were able to confirm Maus’ identity and take him to jail.

Maus was alone in the vehicle, Bouchee said. He was treated at a hospital after the crash and suffered a concussion and head laceration, according to his attorney, Paul Ryan.

In addition to the misdemeanor drunken driving charge, he faces charges of obstructing a peace officer and failure to carry proof of insurance, also misdemeanors.

At UM, vice president Jim Foley said Maus has been been suspended indefinitely from the football team, pending resolution of the court proceedings. He said athletic officials also will implement the Student Athlete Code of Conduct, and any related sanctions.

However, Maus’ status as a UM student remains unchanged, Foley said.

Maus, a 2010 Sentinel High School graduate, pleaded not guilty in Missoula Municipal Court Monday morning and remains free after posting $1,450 bond.

Maus was all-state as a senior at Sentinel, and a Class AA state discus champion as a sophomore and junior.

Reporter Gwen Florio can be reached at 523-5268, or on

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