DWI Driver I-44 Flees Scene After Collision with a JPD Officer's Vehicle

Urbanman 2019

DWI Driver I-44 Flees Scene after Crashing into JPD Officer's Vehicle.

Joplin, Mo.: On Saturday night, a SUV driving west bound on I-44 struck a Joplin Police Officer’s patrol vehicle during a traffic stop.

The silver SUV fled after the collision.

The officer at the scene was not injured in the crash and was able to give a description of the vehicle to responding officers.

33-year-old Andrew Silcott of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was located and arrested with the assistance of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect is in custody and charged with felony driving while intoxicated.

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