Violators of Montana and Yellowstone County orders could face jail time

Violators of Yellowstone County and Montana state orders to limit group gatherings and maintain social distance could face up to 90 days in jail and fines, county officials said during a news conference Wednesday in Billings.

Law enforcement officers said they will not be stopping drivers on the road for no reason or putting up check points or road blocks. Since Gov. Steve Bullock issued his stay-at-home order that went into effect Saturday, residents have generally been following those guidelines, Billings Police Lt. Brandon Wooley said.