Sweetwater County Detention Center
Sweetwater County Detention Center

A 70-year-old Rock Springs man is facing several charges after allegedly driving through a cemetery fence and damaging 23 headstones on Sunday.

According to a statement from the Rock Springs Police Department, officers were called to a home on Jefferson Street in Rock Springs April 21 for a report of a drunk man in the front yard. Police say the suspect, identified as Douglas Rodda, told them he had been trying to get home and had gone to the wrong house.

Police noticed that Rodda's pickup, which was parked nearby, was damaged. That damage reportedly included grass stains on all of the tires, bent running boards on both sides and extensive damage to the undercarriage.

At the Rock Springs Cemetery, officers found evidence that someone had driven through a fence there. Police also found tire tracks through the fence leading to 23 damaged headstones.

Rodda was arrested for driving under the influence and additionally cited for hit and run, no insurance and failure to maintain a single lane of travel.