COLE COUNTY, Mo. — A Jefferson City man was taken to jail after he and a minor were injured when his homemade go-cart crashed in Cole County Monday evening.
At 6:05 p.m. Monday, James R. Gordon, 36, was traveling westbound on Heritage Highway 10 (east of US 54 Highway) when the go-cart he was driving overturned, partially ejecting both James and 5-year-old Melissa Gordon, also of Jefferson City.
Both were transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City for treatment of minor injuries.
Following James Gordon’s treatment, Troop F of the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested him, suggesting two charges: driving while intoxicated – person less than 17 in the vehicle, and felony leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving injury.
James Gordon was taken to Cole County Jail, where he was listed as bondable.