A drunk driver who admitted to drinking and taking pills before he crashed into another motorist has been given four months in jail.
The driver, Isaiah K. White, 25, entered a guilty plea before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to charges of reckless endangerment and DUI. He was directed to serve 123 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence and must perform 24 hours public service work, attend DUI School, make restitution and lose his driver license for one year.
His jail time comes after Trooper Gary Myers arrived to work a wreck he was involved in on Highway 56 North.
“He had collided with the rear of another car driven by Krista D. Hennessee,” Myers revealed of the wreck. “Ms. Hennessee was taken to the hospital by ambulance.”
Myers said an investigation of the late-night crash revealed White was speeding at the time of the crash.
“He was traveling at an excessive speed in the 45 mph speed zone,” Myers noted. “He recklessly collided with the rear of the other vehicle.”
As they were taking Hennessee for treatment at the hospital, the trooper noticed something wasn’t right about White.
“He appeared to be impaired. His speech was slurred and his eyes could not focus,” Myers said.
The trooper said White admitted to drinking and taking pills earlier in the evening before the 10:30 p.m. crash.
“He admitted to consuming four beers and taking Klonopin, Prozac and Adderall,” Myers revealed, adding he should not have been behind the wheel in his condition. “He placed Ms. Hennessee and all others on the roadway in imminent danger of death or serious injury.”