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Hodges pleads guilty to endangerment, DUI
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A drunk driver who hit a house and then left the scene will serve 48 hours behind bars.The defendant, Destiny L. Hodges, 32, entered guilty pleas before General Sessions Judge Larry Ross to charges of reckless endangerment and DUI. She was directed to serve 48 hours of an 11-month, 29-day sentence, pay $1,517, perform 24 hours public service work, attend DUI School and lose her driver license for one year.Her sentence comes after she struck a house on Bellwood Drive with enough to impact to wake the resident inside.“The victim stated that the force of the impact knocked him out of bed,” said Deputy Dennis Duncan concerning Hodges’ Chevy Blazer hitting the residence.A witness to the crash pursued Hodges when she left the scene of the accident following her to a location on Old Smithville Road where the witness waited on lawmen to arrive.“The witness saw the driver get out and stumble and stagger around,” Duncan recalled, noting he found Hodges behind the wheel of the wrecked vehicle when he arrived. Duncan said he found damage to the front end of the vehicle where it had hit the house and noticed an odor of alcohol on Hodges’ person. She was unable to perform a field sobriety test to his satisfaction and was placed under arrest.In addition to her jail time and probation she must make restitution to the victim for damage to his home.