DWI charges for driver who rolled off E 7th into Ewert Park creek Saturday

Joplin News First

Joplin Police Department update us Monday with more information from the weekend rollover into Ewert Park creek. 

Michelle D. Hedge, 44, Joplin charged with DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), DWR (Driving While Revoked), no insurance and expired tags.  

East 7th and School Ave at Ewert Park is where this vehicle rolled into the ditch as it was attempting to turn north onto South School Ave

Joplin Police tell us this was a reported C&I driver (careless & imprudent). It’s alleged this driver was involved in another traffic incident. Other citizens had called police alerting them to this black suv as ‘careless and imprudent’ in their driving.  

Before police could locate the driver, the vehicle had rolled into the ditch in a single vehicle crash.


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