A Colbert man was arrested last week after he reportedly missed a curve and drove through the yard of a home on Helican Springs Road, striking and damaging a concrete drainage culvert in the driveway.
Rodney Wade Baker, 47, 756 Timber Ridge, was charged at the scene with DUI, failure to maintain a lane, habitual violator DUI, expired vehicle tag or decal, driving while license withdrawn, suspended or revoked and open container in vehicle, also the following “bondsman off bond” charges were filed: possession, manufacture, distribution, etc. VGCSA possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, two counts of possession of tools for the commission of a crime, person convicted/indicted for certain offenses, possession of explosives, two counts of possession manufacture distribution, etc. VGCSA cocaine and open container.
According to the incident report, Deputy Gary Floyd responded to a wreck call at 970 Helican Springs Road where he found EMS workers already on scene attending to a combative Baker, who appeared to be in a “state of intoxication” with slurred speech and a heavy odor of alcohol. An EMS worker told deputy Floyd that he saw Baker exit the wrecked truck from the driver’s side and walk behind a trailer at the residence. EMS personnel coaxed him back to the vehicle, but he attempted to flee when he heard law enforcement was coming to the scene. Baker allegedly told Floyd he was not the driver but could not remember who was driving the truck. The deputy noted that there were tools and debris in the passenger seat, indicating there was no passenger at the time of the wreck. An open beer container was also found in the vehicle. EMS cleared Baker for transport to the jail.