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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • St. Robert Alderman charged with DWI

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  • A City of St. Robert alderman, who just lost his seat in last week's election by one vote, has been accused of driving while intoxicated.
    Larry Jackson, 56, was charged with a class B misdemeanor of driving while intoxicated for an incident that occurred in March.
    According to court documents, police observed Jackson traveling between two lanes and swerving on Historic Route 66 near First State Bank on March 15 at approximately 2 a.m.
    A St. Robert Police officer then pulled Jackson over. Police records state the arresting officer of the St. Robert Police Department “could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from Jackson's breath,” when she spoke with him.
    When asked if he had anything to drink that night, Jackson said he had three beers, according the arresting officer.
    The St. Robert Police officer then asked Jackson to perform a field sobriety test and Jackson complied, according to court records. The officer reported “several clues” during Jackson's performance, and Jackson refused to continue after the third test.
    Police records state at 2:56 a.m., Jackson gave a breath sample that showed his blood alcohol content at .182, more than twice the legal limit for driving a motorized vehicle in Missouri.
    Jackson was then booked and fingerprinted for driving while intoxicated, according to court documents. Charges were filed on April 7, one day before Jackson's board of alderman race.
    He is scheduled to appear in court in May.
    Jackson was appointed as alderman for Ward 1 in 2011, according to City's website. He lost his board of alderman race to newcomer Teresa Cook 24-25. Cook is scheduled to be sworn in on Monday.

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