Saturday, January 28, 2023

Two from Clinton seriously injured after being struck by drunk driver in Pettis County

On January 28th around 2:08 a.m. the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Pettis County along with Pettis County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident on Missouri 52 West and B Highway in rural Pettis County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the westbound 2012 GMC Truck driven by 21 year old Carsen S. Gerke of Windsor, Missouri traveled into the opposing lane of traffic and struck the eastbound 1993 Ford Truck driven by 42 year old Thomas S. West of Clinton, Missouri.

Mr. West along with a passenger in his vehicle 28 year old Trisha L. Swindler of Clinton, Missouri both sustained serious injuries and both were transported to separate hospitals for treatment.

Carsen S. Gerke sustained minor injuries and refused medical treatment at the scene. Mr. Gerke was charged with the following charges after this accident.

1.) Felony Driving While Intoxicated - Resulting in serious injuries
2.) Lane Violation

He was cited with tickets and released.

View arrest report below:

Disclaimer: Arrest records are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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