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Community rallies around memorial for biker killed in alleged drunk driving incident

Memorial placed at site of Bozeman incident
Posted at 2:40 PM, Dec 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-24 16:40:11-05

Friends and family of a woman killed in Bozeman last week while riding her bike continue to honor her memory.

It happened on Saturday, Dec. 14 on North 19th Avenue and Rawhide Ridge, just north of town.

Bozeman police say Chad Basaites had left a company Christmas party after drinking several beers when he hit 25-year-old Alexa Jane Dzintars from behind while she was riding her bike off the right shoulder.

Now, the community is paying tribute to her.

Flowers, notes, and a “Ghost Bike” are placed at the intersection where she was killed.

Basaites is currently charged with vehicular homicide with his bail set at $50,000.