Two people were flown to University Medical Center, Columbia, Friday afternoon after a man charged with drunk driving turned in front of their vehicle on state Route D.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol accident report, Alan L.?Threet, 58, of Dixon, was driving south on state Highway 28 when he drove into the path of David J. and Nicole G. Finnigan. Threet was attempting to turn east onto state Route D, the report said.
The Finnigan’s, according to the report, were driving north on state Highway 28.
David Finnigan, 71, and Nicole Finnigan, 72, both of Dixon, were airlifted to the hospital with moderate and serious injuries, respectively. None of the people involved in the accident were wearing a seat belt at the time of the incident, according to the report.
Threet, who has been charged with 1) Felony driving while intoxicated; 2)?Felony vehicular assault; and 3) Careless and imprudent driving, had minor injuries and declined medical treatment, the report said. He was taken to the Pulaski County Jail and placed on a 24 hour hold.
The Finnigan’s 1997 Ford Escort was totaled in the accident. Threet’s 1995 Ford Ranger had extensive damage. Both vehicles were removed by Pri Towing.
In an unrelated accident, a Fort Leonard Wood man has also been charged with driving while intoxicated after an ATV accident sent him and a passenger to the hospital Friday.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Joseph D. Archibald was driving the ATV on Spice Drive in the Hunter’s Point subdivision when he failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the road and overturned in a ditch.
Archibald received serious injuries and his passenger, 32-year-old Kevin H.?Sheeran, also of Fort Leonard Wood, had minor injuries, according to the report. Both were taken by Pulaski County Ambulance General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital.
Archibald has been charged with driving while intoxicated, according to Highway Patrol arrest reports.
The ATV had moderate damage and was removed by the owner.