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Liquor run with two juveniles results in one-vehicle accident and 13 charges for one 54-year-old man in Stone County

A one-vehicle crash on highway 5 north of Mountain View on Sept. 7 resulted in 13 violations being charged against the driver.

Stone County Sheriff’s Deputy Jim Doss was called to the scene. A resident near the crash told authorities the driver came to their home and was, “as the resident described, ‘belligerent’ in his behavior. He wanted help but did not want law enforcement called because ‘I have warrants,'” the official report noted.

The driver, 54-year-old Jefferson T. Chandler, said he had two juvenile females with him, and they had been to a revival at Riverside Church. Doss said Chandler told him he wasn’t hurt although he had a large area of bruising on the left side of his neck.

The juveniles said they tried to get Chandler to slow down his driving, but he wouldn’t do it. Both juvenile females were injured, one with a laceration on her forehead and pain in her leg. The other juvenile had cuts on her face from broken glass.

The juveniles told the deputy of going into the liquor store at Pineville with Chandler, and Chandler had purchased alcohol for them.

The juvenile girls were taken for treatment of their injuries along with Chandler, to the Stone County Medical Center.

After the investigation was complete, Chandler was charged with 13 violations of the law including two felonies: two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.

Among the other charges were: DWI; furnishing alcohol to a minor; contributing to the delinquency of a minor; driving too fast for conditions; possession of a controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia; and reckless driving.

Chandler’s bond was set at $7,500.

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