A Connecticut man was arrested on a charge of driving while
intoxicated after a single-vehicle accident Tuesday night in Sedalia. According to a Sedalia Police Department report, Charles L. Price,
58, of Westbrook, Connecticut, was arrested at 6:08 p.m. Tuesday near
the intersection of East Broadway Boulevard and South Harding Avenue.
At 5:30 p.m., a witness called SPD to report a vehicle that rolled
over off of East Broadway Boulevard. SPD Sgt. Josh Howell told the
Democrat on scene that the witness reported the eastbound pickup truck was traveling at a high rate of speed.
During the investigation, it was determined Price was intoxicated, the report states. Howell said evidence at the scene suggests the truck struck and severed a light pole, struck a road sign,
hit a ditch, went airborne, hit a parked white vehicle, then went
airborne again and struck a parked ambulance. The two damaged vehicles
were parked in the parking lot of Old 50 Wraps & Tints, 3200 E. 12th
The electric line connected to the light pole was severed, but was
not across the roadway. KCP&L was called to the scene to repair the
damaged pole and line.
No serious injuries were reported, but Price was taken by Pettis
County Ambulance District to Bothwell Regional Health Center to receive
medical treatment. He was then taken to the Pettis County Jail
and placed on a 24-hour hold pending the filing of charges by the
Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney’s office. Formal charges were not
available at press time.