A drunk driver who slammed into a house on West Main Street and then wandered off barefoot has been sentenced to 10 days in jail.
The driver, Brayden R. Neal, 20, entered guilty pleas in General Sessions Court to charges of DUI and reckless endangerment. He was directed to serve 10 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence, pay $350 plus costs, attend DUI Class, perform 24 hours public service work and lose his driver license for one year.
Neal is going to jail for slamming his 2006 Nissan Murano into the back of a home at 614 West Main Street. He left the scene and was found minutes later by police.
“He was found walking barefoot on West Main Street,” said McMinnville policeman Brian Holt, noting it was immediately obvious something was wrong with him. “He was very unsteady on his feet, disoriented, and had very slurred speech.”
Neal was treated for injuries sustained in the crash and a blood sample was drawn. It was discovered from the toxicology report he had Alprazolam in his system, enough lawmen believe to put him under the influence.
The reckless endangerment charge was added to his drunk driving count because there was a person in the house at the time.