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Troopers report accident, arrests

Troopers report accident, arrests

April 14th, 2018 in Local News

Missouri Highway Patrol troopers reported an accident Thursday with moderate injuries on westbound Interstate 70 at the 140-mile marker.

Douglas E. Meyerkord Jr., 30, of Florissant, was driving a 2018 International box truck east when it went off the road into westbound lanes and overturned.

He was transported to University Hospital in Columbia with moderate injuries and then arrested for driving while intoxicated. The truck was damaged extensively.

Troopers also reported an arrest of a Kansas City man in Callaway County. Rahjae M. Cooper, 26, was wanted on a felony warrant by St. Louis police on a second-degree domestic assault. He also was charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

In another incident, Marlon L. Gonterman, 39, of Auxvasse was arrested in Callaway County April 11 and charged with possession of meth, tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution, possession of paraphernalia and driving while revoked and without a seatbelt.