An intoxicated driver found passed out in his vehicle with a child passenger has been charged with DUI and child abuse or neglect. 29 year old Ralph Edward McIntyre, Jr. of Lavergne Street, Alexandria is under a $7,500 bond and his court date is February 14. On Monday, January 28 a deputy was dispatched to West Main Street in Alexandria due to a complaint of a man passed out in a vehicle. Upon arrival the officer spotted the vehicle and stopped to investigate. He found the driver, McIntyre passed out with his foot on the brake and the vehicle in gear. A 10 month old child was in the passenger seat. After being awakened McIntyre submitted to but performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. McIntyre told the deputy that he had snorted klonopin.
38 year old Jayme Denise Hendrixson of Sparta Highway, Smithville, was arrested January 22 and served with sealed indictments returned last fall by the Grand Jury charging her with four counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver methamphetamine and two counts of violation of the drug free zone. Her bond is $75,000 and she will make a court appearance for arraignment on February 22. Hendrixson was among several defendants indicted as the result of an undercover drug operation which started in February, 2018.