MILLER COUNTY, Mo. — A car crash Saturday morning in Miller County left two St. Louis residents in the hospital, one of which was later arrested.
A crash report from Troop F of Missouri State Highway Patrol claims James Curry, 44, and a passenger, Sylvester Johnson, 52, were traveling eastbound on Missouri 52 Highway just under 1,200 feet west of Versailles Avenue when, at 7:30 a.m., Curry failed to negotiate a curve. His vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway, down an embankment, and overturned several times before finally coming to rest.
Curry, who was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, was transported to Lake Regional Hospital via ambulance for his minor injuries, while Johnson, who was not wearing a safety device, received injuries classified as serious. He was transported by ambulance to University Hospital for care.
Just under four hours later, Curry was arrested and preliminarily charged with felony DWI – Alcohol causing serious physical injury, in addition to careless and imprudent driving resulting in a vehicle crash, and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway when the roadway was of sufficient width.
Curry was transported to the Miller County Jail and placed on a 24-hour hold.