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 cash-only bond.
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