Police: Suspected DWI driver apparently shoots self during chase

Andy Strahm, 45, of St. Joseph, has been arrested following a crash that occurred Saturday afternoon in Caldwell county.

Posted: Dec 10, 2018 4:44 PM
Updated: Dec 10, 2018 4:44 PM

(CALDWELL COUNTY, Mo.) Andy Strahm, a 45, of St. Joseph, has been arrested following a crash that occurred Saturday afternoon in Caldwell County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Strahm was arrested on suspicion of a DWI, unlawful use of a weapon, resisting arrest, careless and imprudent driving resulting in an accident, driving without a license, and no insurance.

Strahm was involved in a two vehicle accident on U.S. 36 Highway in Caldwell County two miles southwest of Breckenridge that resulted in two minor injuries and serious injuries to Strahm himself.

In a statement by the Chillicothe Police Department, a caller reported Strahm was driving recklessly in the 1000 block of South Washington Street. The caller told dispatchers Strahm nearly struck a school bus and another vehicle head-on before making his way onto 36 Highway.

According to Chillicothe police, the chase ended when Strahm shot himself sometime during the chase and rear-ended another vehicle.

There has been no other information released on the incident. As of Monday afternoon, Strahm had not been officially charged.

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