Judge orders Rehberg boating accident documents unsealed

A Montana judge has ordered the release of documents related to a boating accident involving Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.), the details of which could affect his Senate race.

The one-boat accident, in which alcohol was involved, left Rehberg with multiple injuries and put a Rehberg House staffer in a coma. The boat's driver, then a state senator, had a blood-alcohol content of 0.16, more than twice the legal limit to drive.

Democrats have pushed to have the details of the case unsealed, though it's unclear whether those details are politically dangerous to Rehberg, who suffered a broken leg, cracked ribs and fractured eye socket when the boat ran aground.

The details will emerge just days before Election Day in his hotly contested race with Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.).