Thursday, February 23, 2006

Traffic arraignment set for state representative

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.


Anonymous said...

I'm a little curious, is this the same offence that you or I would have been charge with if we have been driving the Emery vehicle? I would have expected C&I or something with a little more point deduction.

Anonymous said...

C & I and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway are both two point violations.

Seth said...

Carless and Imprudent Driving?

Anonymous said...

Randy, thanks for following this story but I was wondering if the investigation report said anything about a breathalizer test or B.A.C.test at the hospital?