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Mad driver smashes into utility pole
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A man who told police he was driving mad when he slammed into a utility pole will serve 40 days in jail.The driver, Brenton Delon Mooneyham, 20, was ordered by General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to serve 40 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence, pay $608 and lose his driver license for two years for reckless endangerment, second-offense driving on a suspended license, and violation of probation.His sentence comes after Police Sgt. Bo Hutchins arrived to investigate a wreck on Hobson Street, a side street which runs parallel with New Smithville Highway. The 16-year-old passenger he found at the scene told the officer Mooneyham had been driving and he ran away from the scene after slamming into a utility pole. Hutchins then went up the street and found Mooneyham near Badcock Furniture.“He admitted he was the driver and that he was on probation for another leaving the scene and that he did not have a driver license,” Hutchins said in his warrant against the youth.Mooneyham then told the officer what prompted his reckless driving.“He stated he was mad and driving at a high rate of speed and lost control of the vehicle and ran into a ditch and struck the utility pole,” Hutchins recalled.Since the vehicle Mooneyham was driving belonged to his passenger, the driver has been ordered to make restitution for the damage caused by his collision with the pole.