Police pursuit ends as DWI driver flips stolen truck, taking out parked vehicle

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UPDATE: Daniel Craig, 25, of Jane, Missouri, has now been charged related to the incident.

UPDATE: Daniel Craig, 25, of Jane, Missouri, has now been charged with the following:

  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Felony Resisting Arrest
  • Tampering with a Motor Vehicle 1st Degree
  • Driving with No Headlights
  • C & I Driving
  • Driving with a Suspended License

He was treated and released from Freeman Hospital and then transported to the Joplin City jail early Thursday morning.

Craig was highly intoxicated and found to only have minor injuries. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment and later released and taken to the Joplin City Jail. Further investigation on scene determined the suspect vehicle had just been stolen from the Candlewood Suites hotel parking lot.


DUQUESNE, Mo. — Cpl Tyler Christensen tells us tonight one of their designated Joplin Police DWI patrol officers around 9:30 PM noticed a Ford F-150 on South Rangeline driving with no headlights.

As many know, operating without headlights, is a possible sign of an impaired driver.

As the officer went to perform a simple traffic stop, the pickup fled, erratic driving demonstrated more signs of a possibly impaired driver.

Cpl Christensen says it was a short pursuit that traveled South Rangeline to South Rex. Going north from 20th at a high rate of speed the truck lost control at 13th and then rolled, taking out a parked Ford Ranger in a driveway.

The Ford F-150 came to rest on its side against a garage in the 1100 bl of South Rex.

“We just found out the pickup was stolen,” Cpl Christensen told us during our live video.

The DWI driver suffered non life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

We will have more information on Thursday and update our story right here on our news tab at Four States Home Page.

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