Thursday, September 06, 2018
Webb City man with five DWI convictions, charged with DWI, assault, leaving the scene of an accident
The sixth DWI charge came following an August 31 traffic stop at Madison and 16th in Webb City, in which Robinette, 56, tried to run from the police, failed to stop at a stop sign and struck a vehicle at Fountain and Lakeview, then continued to Fountain and Main where he struck another car that was stopped in traffic, according to the probable cause statement.
The arresting officer found that Robinette had "a strong odor of intoxicants," as well as three open vodka bottles.
Robinette was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, driving while revoked, felony resisting arrest, leaving the scene of an accident and first degree property damage.
Jasper County Circuit Court records show that Robinette was awaiting trial on his fifth DWI, which came as a result of another Webb City Police Department arrest May 6. After that arrest, Robinette was behind bars on a $10,000 cash or surety and $1,000 cash bond. Judge John Nicholas reduced the bond to $5,000 cash or surety and Robinette was released June 5.
A September 18 arraignment is scheduled in that case.
Judge Nicholas set Robinette's bond on his latest charge is set at $1,500 cash plus $7,500 surety.