A 24-year-old Overland man was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident following a two-vehicle crash on New Year’s Day (Jan. 1) on Hwy. 30 at Northwest Boulevard in unincorporated Fenton, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported.
The man was hurt in the traffic accident, which occurred at 3:50 p.m., when he was driving an eastbound 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and allegedly ran a red light before crashing into a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Rebecca J. Williams, 23, of House Springs, who was trying to turn left onto the highway from Northwest Boulevard, the report said.
The front of the Jeep struck the front of the Malibu, causing the car to spin, and then the rear of the Jeep struck the left side of the Malibu, according to the report.
After that, the Overland man allegedly left the scene, but the Jeep was found later in a parking lot, the report said.
No injuries were reported for Williams.
The Overland man was moderately hurt and taken by North Jefferson County Ambulance to SSM St. Clare Hospital in Fenton.
Williams was wearing a seat belt, and the Overland man was not, the patrol reported.
The Malibu was totaled, and the Jeep was extensively damaged, the report said.
The patrol arrested the man at about 4:30 p.m. and held him at the St. Louis County Police Department’s Seventh Precinct, until releasing him pending application for warrants, according to the report.