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Mormon missionaries said driver crashed while giving them middle finger, looking back

Published: Monday, Aug. 27 2012 2:44 p.m. MDT

Elder Daniel Hernandez-Navason, from Calgary Alberta, Canada, collects his mail at the Missionary Training Center for LDS missionaries Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, in Provo, Utah.

Tom Smart, Deseret News

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Our take: An Indiana man faces prison time after crashing his car while heckling LDS missionaries.

"A Bainbridge man who flipped his car on S. Locust Street Saturday was sentenced to one day in prison and ordered to pay $820 in fines and court fees Tuesday in front of a Putnam County judge.

"Greencastle police arrested Benjamin Brewer, 24, Saturday after he flipped his silver Honda Civic in front of Sigma Chi fraternity and Gobin Memorial Church while driving intoxicated over the legal limit.

"The car was driving northbound when it reportedly crashed around 8:40 p.m. Scott Brezenski and Myles Anderton, two missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said that the driver crashed while he raised his middle finger towards them while they walked past."

Read more about The driver's sentencing on The DePauw.

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