DWI driver nearly hits MSHP trooper in Boone Co.

BOONE CO., MO – A drunk driver nearly hit a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper prior to a collision on I-70 in Boone County on Saturday afternoon, Fox 2 Now reports.

The crash happened near milepost 121 at about 2:48 p.m. on June 5. Dashcam footage from the trooper’s vehicle shows a passenger vehicle traveling in the highway’s left lane alongside a semi truck in the right lane. A second passenger vehicle nearly sideswipes the MSHP vehicle while trying to pass the first passenger vehicle on the highway’s left shoulder. That second vehicle overcorrected and rolled over, coming to a rest on its roof in the middle of the travel lanes.

Fortunately, no one seems to have been injured. The reckless driver was determined to have been intoxicated and was arrested for DWI.

This article is one in a series presented by OnderLaw to inform our neighbors about car accidents and traffic news across our city. It should not be interpreted as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, we would like to discuss your case in detail. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, your lost income, and other expenses. More importantly, the only way to hold DWI drivers accountable for their actions or fix the root cause of many accidents is to enlist the help of an experienced attorney that has the possibility to effect change and can prevent this from happening to another family. Contact us today to speak to one of our compassionate St. Louis car accident attorneys.

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