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Holton sentenced for intentional wreck
Christopher Holton
A suicidal man who slammed his car into a parked vehicle, injuring his passengers, has been ordered into mental counseling and will serve two days in jail.The driver, Christopher Holton, 40, was ordered to serve 48 hours of an 11-month, 29-day sentence, pay $350 plus costs, perform 24 hours public service work and lose his driver license for DUI. He was further placed on probation for an 11-29 period and ordered into mental health counseling.Holton told police he intentionally slammed into a parked vehicle on Gessler Circle, just off Spring Street, when they arrived to investigate the crash. The incident happened after an argument with his mother and sister, who were his passengers.“He stated he had been arguing with his mother and became upset because she only cared about his money,” McMinnville police officer Joseph VanBommel said, noting Holton also admitted to being intoxicated. “He stated he had drank alcohol and had taken two Valiums earlier in the day.”Holton told police he took aim at the parked vehicle.“He stated he decided to crash the truck he was driving into the parked Mustang in order to destroy both vehicles,” VanBommel said.