A Missouri driver has been arrested after striking a trooper during an alleged DUI accident. The defendant, age 43, has been charged with second-degree assault and intoxicated assault in connection with the collision, which occurred on May 25. Authorities say the DUI crash occurred when that driver veered off the road and ran into the trooper's vehicle and another car during a traffic stop on southbound Interstate 55.
A 22-year-old man has pleaded guilty to three criminal counts in connection with a fatal 2012 drunk driving accident. The man, who was 20 at the time of the accident, had been charged with two counts of second-degree assault and a single allegation of involuntary manslaughter. Sentencing in the DWI case is scheduled for early June.
A Missouri teacher is facing significant criminal charges in connection with an alleged drunk driving accident in October. The 32-year-old agriculture teacher is accused of getting behind the wheel with a blood alcohol content of about 0.19 percent, which is twice the legal limit for drivers in the state. He is facing charges of felony involuntary first-degree involuntary manslaughter, along with second-degree assault. An elderly man died in the crash on Oct. 25.