DUI Driver Kills Missouri Scientist
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A Missouri scientist was killed in a
DUI accident, and the suspect’s charges have been upgraded. The 36-year-old employee
of ABC Laboratories was struck and killed near Interstate 70 east of Columbia
in a hit-and-run accident in July. Authorities say the man was killed
while taking a midday break from work, just outside his offices. He is
survived by his wife who is pregnant with their second child and their
4-year-old son. Friends of the victim say he was a brilliant scientist.
A Fulton man was arrested and charged. According to police, the suspect’s
blood alcohol concentration was 0.131 at the scene, almost twice the legal
limit. The suspect was charged but now faces an increased punishment of
second-degree murder and leaving the scene of an accident. The accused
is currently being held in Boone County Jail, and bail is set at $100,000
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