|Six Charged After Crash Into House|
|Written by Steve Frank|
|Tuesday, 22 October 2013 11:48|
Last Friday, just after 10:30 PM, Boone Police, Boone Fire and Watauga Medics responded to Forest Hills Drive for a motor vehicle accident, finding that a motor vehicle had struck a residence injuring an occupant of the residence. The investigation revealed that Wilbert Emanuel Hendricks Jr., 31 years-of-age, of Jefferson Highway, Boone, NC, was operating the vehicle when he lost control and struck the residence. As a result of the incident, a number of people have been charged, including driver Wilbert Emanuel Hendricks, Jr., 31 years-of-age, of Jefferson Road, Boone. He’s charged with Driving While Impaired, Reckless Driving to Endanger, Felony Injury by Vehicle, Damage to Property, Open Container of an Alcoholic Beverage, Failure to Maintain Lane Control, and Failing to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident with $50,000 secured bond.
Others charged are:
All were set November 19th court dates. Police say the damage estimate as a result of this accident was $105,000, Boone Planning and Inspections officials called in due to the significant structural damage caused to the home. In addition to the home that was struck, two other vehicles were also damaged.
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