Court Documents Show Man Charged in DWI Crash Had BAC Twice the Legal Limit

Phillip Scott Johnson, 38, is charged with felony DWI - physical injury.

Posted: May. 22, 2018 10:59 AM
Updated: May. 22, 2018 11:02 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A St. Joseph man is facing charges in connection with a crash that sent three people to the hospital with serious injuries.


Phillip Scott Johnson, 38, is charged with felony DWI - physical injury.

The crash happened around 9:40 p.m. Sunday at 12th and Pacific in St. Joseph.

Authorities say Johnson was was speeding on 12th Street when he drove through a stop sign and collided with another vehicle.

Three people in the second vehicle were taken to the hospital with serious injuries to life threatening injuries.

According to court documents, police say when officers arrived on scene Johnson admitted to drinking, slurred his speech and staggered and stumbled while walking.

A probable cause statement shows Johnson had a blood-alcohol level of .173 when taken at the emergency room.

Johnson suffered moderate injuries.

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