Anderson Man Faces Drunk Driving and Neglect Charges

An Anderson man faces two felony neglect charges after police say he was driving drunk when he crashed into a guardrail with his twin 3-year-old sons in the vehicle. Brent A. Palmer is expected to make an initial court appearance today on charges of two counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and two counts of neglect. Anderson police were called to the 2800 block of Northshore Boulevard around 6:15 p.m. Monday on a report of a crash. When they arrived, they found Palmer sitting behind the steering wheel of a van that had apparently struck a guardrail.Palmer became combative with medics when they attempted to treat him, and he had to be restrained on a gurney. Police also found an open bottle of alcohol beneath the car seat.