Seligman man arrested after wreck

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Vehicle hits fence, tree south of Washburn

A Seligman man was arrested following a wreck Tuesday at 11:55 p.m. on Highway 37, 1.5 miles south of Washburn.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Matern was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu northbound when his vehicle ran off the roadway, striking a fence and a tree.

Matern suffered minor injuries and was transported to Mercy Hospital in Cassville.

He was wearing a safety device, and the vehicle was totaled.

At 12:38 a.m., Matern was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway resulting in an accident. He was released to medical personnel.

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