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Davis, 28, intoxicated for crash
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A man who was reportedly so intoxicated he didn’t know what county he was in when he ran a stop sign and triggered a wreck that caused his girlfriend to be airlifted has been ordered to serve 360 days in jail.

Thomas Clay Davis, 28, was ordered to serve 360 days of a nine-year sentence for vehicular assault, reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, that being a vehicle, DUI, and driving on a revoked license.

The incident which led to the charges against Davis occurred Sept. 15, 2018 when he failed to stop at a stop sign, resulting in a two-vehicle collision.

While investigating the crash, state trooper Robert Melching said he noticed Davis had been drinking.

“Upon speaking to Mr. Davis at the scene, it was evident he was under the influence of alcohol,” Melching wrote in his report. “His eyes were watery and blood shot. He staggered and swayed on his feet. His speech was slurred and when asked where he was, he stated in Woodbury in Cannon County, which was false. He was on Crisp Springs Road in Warren County.”

Melching said Davis admitted to drinking “a few” that morning, then told staff at River Park Hospital he had consumed most of a 40-ounce Steel Reserve which was found at the scene and taken some Suboxone which belonged to his girlfriend.

The trooper noted his girlfriend suffered injuries to her ribs, neck and head, which resulted in her being airlifted. 

The other vehicle involved in the collision had two occupants and the trooper said their well-being was placed in jeopardy by Davis and his decision to drive while intoxicated.