The arraignment for State Representative Ed Emery, 55, R-Lamar, on a misdemeanor charge of failure to drive on the right half of the roadway is scheduled for 9 a.m. April 3, in Lawrence County Circuit Court in Mount Vernon.
Court records indicate the accident, in which Emery and a woman in the other car suffered minor injuries, occurred Feb. 3 and was investigated by the Missouri Highway Patrol.
According to the Feb. 7 Lamar Democrat, the accident took place on Highway 96, two miles south of Miller at 2:20 p.m. The Democrat quoted the Highway Patrol report as saying Emery was driving a 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue west on 96 when he crossed the center line and hit a 2003 Ford 250 driven by David Wiggins, 46, El Dorado, Kan, then hit a 1998 Oldsmobile Regency driven by Virgie Thomas, 76, Miller.
The Democrat article indicated Emery was treated for minor injuries at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, while a passenger in the Thomas vehicle, Goldie Neeley, 80, LaRussell, was taken to McCune-Brooks Hospital, Carthage.