Rollover DWI; Driver continued through intersection, but road ends

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62 year old Joplin man was charged with DWI, but he was released to be transported for medical treatment at Freeman West.

UPDATE: Troop D releases their initial crash report which states that the 62 year old driver, Michael Fairhurst, suffered minor injuries, and was transported to Freeman West in Joplin by Newton County Ambulance. Fairhurst was charged with Misdemeanor DWI.

“Crash occurred as ]1997 Chevy Cavalier] ran a stop sign, ran off the roadway and struck a fence,”

MSHP Crash Narrative

NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. — About 8:10 PM Monday evening Newton County Central Dispatch began receiving alerts regarding a rollover crash reported at MO-43 and Elm Road.

Redings Mill Fire District, Newton County Ambulance and Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded. The Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified.

Trooper Glass of the Missouri State Highway Patrol tell us that the driver of this small passenger car, Chevy Cavalier, was traveling eastbound on Elm Road. Continued through the intersection at MO-43 then rolled.

The male driver was arrested for DWI and then released to be transported to a local hospital for treatment. Injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Doug’s Towing of Seneca removed the vehicle from the roadside.

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