Quincy Man, Drove Backhoe Drunk, Goes Away for 4 Years
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A Quincy man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison after pleading guilty to charges that accuse him of drug possession and driving a backhoe while under the influence.
The Quincy Herald-Whig reports that 49-year-old William Patrick Minor entered his plea Monday to felony counts of methamphetamine possession and DUI.
Authorities say Minor was originally stopped by Quincy police while driving a vehicle on Oct. 25. Police say he didn’t have a valid driver’s license, his vehicle registration had been altered and methamphetamine was found during a search.
While out on bond, Minor was stopped by officers again the next month — this time driving a backhoe. After that stop, officers again found methamphetamine and items used to make meth in the backhoe.