Explorer gets high-centered on median, Oklahoma man arrested for DWI in hit-and-run; Racks up three Felony charges

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JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — About 5:30 p.m. Sunday reports of a hit and run crash near the 1400 block of south Kenser Road alerted authorities. 

The gray Ford Explorer from the hit and run was located less than a 1/2 mile away stuck on the median of east 7th Street. 

The Explorer was damaged and high-centered, stuck on the median. A Duenweg officer detained the driver, who was reported to be very aggressive. He escaped the police vehicle twice. 

Missouri State Highway Patrol transported Randell C. Wiley, 26, of Skiatook, Oklahoma, to Carthage Mercy for medical clearance and then transported him to the Jasper County Jail overnight and filing of the following charges.

SCREENSHOT OF PRELIMINARY MSHP TROOP D REPORT
  • Felony Possession of Controlled Substance — Methamphetamine
  • Felony Leaving the Scene of a Traffic Crash
  • Felony Resisting Arrest
  • Misdemeanor DWI
  • Careless and Imprudent Driving
  • Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Misdemeanor Leaving the Scene of a Traffic Crash
  • No Valid Drivers License
  • No Insurance
  • Failure to Drive Within Single Lane

The Explorer was removed from the median by Metro Towing. 

The other vehicle struck in the hit and run was non-injury and suffered minor damage. 

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