Man charged with DWI after leaving wreck

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Seligman resident being held on $10,000 bond

A Seligman man is facing a felony and three misdemeanors after allegedly driving drunk and leaving a wreck in Cassville.

Steven Johnson, 33, of Seligman, is charged with felony driving while intoxicated and three misdemeanors: leaving the scene of an accident, driving while suspended and carless and imprudent driving.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Officer Luke Hackett, with the Cassville Police Department, police were dispatched to a wreck on Mill Street, where a vehicle had struck a wooden barrier with metal poles between Mill and Harold streets.

The reporting party said Johnson had fled from the scene and walked down Mill Street, and Hackett saw Johnson walking back up Mill toward the vehicle. Hackett said Johnson had an odor of intoxicants and was swaying and stumbling, almost falling down.

Johnson allegedly admitted to Hackett he was driving the vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Johnson has previous guilty charges for driving while intoxicated, once in Barry County in 2007, and once in Greene County in 2013.

Johnson is being held in the Barry County jail on a $10,000 bond. He has been arraigned, and a disposition hearing is scheduled for April 20 at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: