Sunday, January 31, 2016

Joplin man cited for DWI after crashing into tree

A Joplin man was charged with driving while intoxicated following a one-vehicle accident 4:40 a.m. today on Apricot Drive, 1.5 miles west of Joplin.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2013 Toyota Prius driven by Jon D. Watson, 30, Joplin, traveled off the roadway and collided with a tree.

Watson was treated for serious injuries at Mercy Hospital.

In addition to DWI, Watson was charged with careless and imprudent driving and no seat belt.

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