DAVIESS COUNTY, Mo. — A Jameson man is facing multiple charges after a traffic crash on Saturday which critically injured a four-year-old.
According to a probable cause statement filed in Daviess County, a trooper with the Highway Patrol responded to reports of a crash on Route P, just east of Route UU in Daviess County at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24.
Upon arrival, a truck was observed off the north side of the road on its passenger side. The driver was identified by authorities as 29-year-old Andrew G. Adkison. A passenger in his vehicle, identified as a four-year-old boy, reportedly had a large laceration to his head and a large quantity of blood on his face. Further investigation found that the child had not been wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred.
An officer made contact with the driver and alleges that the odor of intoxicants on Adkison was strong, adding that he also displayed physical signs of intoxication.
When asked about the crash, the probable cause statement alleges Adkison said, “I’m a little [explicative] up right now, you think this is what I wanted?”
Adkison then refused to comply with officers requests for field sobriety tests and was arrested before being transported to the Daviess-Dekalb regional jail.
The child, who is not being identified, was taken to Children’s Mercy Hospital to be treated for serious injuries.
Adkison is now charged with felony endangering the welfare of a child, causing serious physical injury in the first degree and felony driving while intoxicated – serious physical injury.
In addition, he faces allegations of failure to drive on the right half of the roadway resulting in an accident and failure to secure a child less than 8 years old with a seat belt.
Adkison posted the $25,000 surety bond and was released from the Daviess-Dekalb Regional Jail. He is slated to appear for an arraignment Tuesday, April 3 at 1:30 p.m.