Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Neosho driver discovers saying "I'm drunk" during 7th and Maiden Lane stop does not prevent DWI charge
According to the probable cause statement, Christopher Cooper, 31, was driving with no headlights when he was stopped by Joplin Police Department Sgt. Chris Thresher.
Thresher spotted an open beer bottle on the dash and Cooper smelled of alcohol.
"I asked him how much he had to drink," Thresher writes in the probable cause statement.
"I'm drunk," Cooper responded.
Cooper refused to perform field tests or to take a breathalyzer test.
A check showed Cooper's license had been revoked and he had the two prior DWI convictions, as well as a conviction for driving while revoked.
Cooper is free after posting a $20,000 bond.