Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Joplin Police stop serial drunk driver on 7th Street

(From the Joplin Police Department)

Incident Spotlight

One of our officers saw a Ford Ranger westbound on 7th at 1:38 this morning, driving with no lights on as it passed Wal-Mart. 

The officer turned on his lights and sirens and the truck continued driving westbound, all over the road. The truck continued past 7th and Schifferdecker. 

After passing the Golf Course and still driving the truck suddenly turned left across the roadway, drove over the curb on the opposite side of 7th and stopped facing back eastbound. The 54-year-old male driver from Joplin was found to have a five-year denial on his driver's license due to previous DWIs and was intoxicated again. He was arrested for felony DWI and other charges.

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