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Drunk driver gets 75 days to camp out in jail
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According to the Highway Patrol, Cory Michael Hobbs was driving the black pickup, right, that traveled off the side of Shellsford Road and crashed into a white pickup with a camper on back.
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An intoxicated driver who barreled into a parked camper with a man inside has been given 75 days in jail.

Cory Michael Hobbs, 44, of Irving College was given the jail time as part of a two-year sentence for reckless endangerment and second-offense DUI.

He must also pay a $600 fine, perform 24 hours public service work and will have his driver license revoked for two years.

The wreck that led to the charges against Hobbs happened Aug. 29 when he was driving on Shellsford Road near its intersection with Arcadia Drive around 5:30 p.m. According to the crash report, Hobbs was traveling north on Shellsford Road, toward Rock Island, when his black Dodge Dakota pickup veered off the left side of the roadway.

The pickup first plowed into a decorative concrete pillar at the end of a driveway before making contact with a white Ford pickup with a camper on its bed. The camper was parked on the side of the road.

Donald Trout, 65, of McMinnville was inside the camper at the time. He is reportedly building a house on the property.

“The camper flipped over with him inside,” said state trooper Wade Myers. “Mr. Trout could have been killed.”

Myers said Trout refused medical treatment. Hobbs suffered minor injuries.

“I took Mr. Hobbs to the hospital,” said Myers, “and then I took him to jail. I’m sure his impairment contributed to him leaving the road.”