A Helena man is facing a felony charge for allegedly driving while under the influence of alcohol or dangerous drugs with a child in the car.

Jerred Robert Hackney, 19, is accused of criminal child endangerment, a felony.

Hackney was stopped late Saturday evening after failing to drive on the right side of the road, according to court documents.

The officer detected the smell of marijuana, and field sobriety testing showed signs of drug impairment. Hackney allegedly admitted to recently smoking marijuana.

In addition, a breath test showed a blood alcohol concentration of 0.054.

The officer found that one of the vehicle’s passengers was under the age of 14 and that Hackney had a prior DUI conviction, according to court documents.


Reporter at the Helena Independent Record.

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