Thursday, January 26, 2017

Springfield man charged with DWI following accident near Sarcoxie


A Springfield man was charged with driving while intoxicated following a one-vehicle accident 3:40 p.m. Wednesday on MO 37 three miles south of Sarcoxie.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2000 Lincoln LS driven by Christopher B. Douglas, 25, Springfield, crossed the center line, overcorrected, ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.

A passenger, Dakota K. Maynard, 21, Neosho, was treated for minor injuries at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin.

Douglas was also charged with careless and imprudent driving and for not wearing a seat belt.

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