LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Mo. – A Higginsville driver was hospitalized in serious condition after a one vehicle crash in Lafayette County Tuesday night.

Around 8:40 last night, David Houston, 54, was eastbound on Route MM, when he traveled off the right side on the road near Willow Branch Road. Houston, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected when the vehicle overturned. Houston was transported to Centerpoint Hospital for treatment. The report alleges Houston was driving while intoxicated as a persistent offender, failed to drive on right half of road and was in unlawful possession of a firearm.

Formal charges have not yet been filed.