2 arrested in Mississippi Co. on DWI in separate incidents | Crime
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore said two men were arrested after separate and unrelated traffic stops.
Curtis Len Sterling, 40, of East Prairie, was charged with the Class D felony DWI - persistent offender, property damage first degree and careless and imprudent driving involving an accident. His bond was set at $25,000.
According to Moore, on July 10, deputies came upon an overturned vehicle that had ran into landscaping timbers at the water treatment plant, and then flipped onto its passenger side.
The deputy said he noticed the driver, Curtis Sterling, was uncoordinated and had watery eyes, so he asked that Sterling submit to a blood-alcohol content test.
Sterling refused to provide a blood-alcohol sample and the deputy said he was taken by ambulance to a hospital before additional tests could be requested or performed.
The City of East Prairie has estimated the repair costs to the water treatment plant's landscaping at $7,600.
In a separate incident, Sheriff Moore said on August 24, a deputy pulled over a truck after he saw it weaving in and out of the northbound lane on Highway 105.
Rodger Lee Barker, 43, of Sikeston, was charged with the Class C felony DWI - aggravated offender. He was released on a $25,000 surety bond.
Moore said the deputy noticed that the driver, Rodger Barker, had watery eyes and slurred speech, so he asked him to get out of the vehicle and take a standard field sobriety test.
According to the deputy's report, Barker tried to comply, but lacked the coordination to safely finish the roadside test. When he arrived at the Mississippi County Detention Center, Barker refused to submit to testing of his blood-alcohol content.
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