Drunk man shoots Vernal motel wall, hits neighbor

Monday , March 05, 2012 - 10:14 AM

Econo lodge, Vernal, Utah...

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VERNAL-- Police in Vernal have arrested a 26-year-old man they say shot a gun inside an Econo Lodge motel room and hit a man staying in the room next door.

A 25-year-old man was taken to the Ashley Regional Medical Center after the shooting early Saturday morning. The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/ACssHV ) he was treated for a superficial head wound and was released.

The man who shot through the wall was taken to the Uintah County Jail and booked on suspicion of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by an intoxicated person and unlawful discharge of a firearm.

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