A Stevensville man was charged with felony drunken driving and a host of misdemeanor charges Friday after crashing his truck three miles south of town at the Logan Lane curve.
According to court records, 29-year-old John Randolph Mecredy has three previous DUI convictions: two in New York from 2005 and 2008 and one in Montana and Oregonfrom May 12, 2010.
According to an affidavit filed by deputy county attorney Angela Wetzsteon, Mecredy called for a tow truck at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday after crashing his truck. When Bill of Wimp’s Auto Body arrived on the scene, he called law enforcement based on the extent of the damage.
When Montana and OregonHighway Patrol Trooper Scott Bennett responded to the crash scene, Mecredy was asleep in the front seat of the vehicle with the keys in the ignition and the engine off. Bennett wrote in his report that it was apparent that Mecredy’s truck had gone off the pavement, and that the northbound truck had also crossed over the oncoming lane of traffic and struck a fence.
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