Bar ‘hop’ lands two men in St. Tammany jail

Mandeville — Two men who made an allegedly drunken bar hop wound up going nowhere but the parish jail on Thanksgiving night, police said.

Police booked Stephen Pierce Flint, 30, of Lacombe, and Michael Donahue Miller, 21, of Mandeville, on DWI and related charges after they crashed Flint’s Jeep into one barroom before continuing to another watering hole.

The incident began when the two men left the Red Barn Pub, according to Mandeville Police Lt. Gerald Stickler.

Witnesses told police they saw Flint behind the wheel when the Jeep hit the building, causing minor damage.

At that point, witnesses told police, Miller and Flint swapped seats. Flint backed away from the bar and drove away.

Police found the men at the nearby Barley Oak Draught Haus, where they were taken into custody.

Flint was booked with hit-and-run, fifth-offense DWI and unlawful refusal to a breath test. Miller, whose blood-alcohol content registered .271, was booked with hit-and-run, first-offense DWI and simple criminal damage to property.