Monday, May 23, 2016

Sheridan Woman Charged with DWI

A Sheridan woman was charged with DWI in Worth County Circuit Court last Tuesday. Missouri Highway Patrol Trooper Brad Maudlin filed a probable cause statement alleging that on April 22nd at 10:45 pm, he stopped a vehicle driven by Melissa Sue Eckert (32) of Sheridan for failure to stay on the right half of the roadway. Maudlin stated in his affidavit that he detected an odor of alcohol, that her eyes were watery, glassy, and bloodshot, and that there was a male passenger and two children in the vehicle. Based on breath samples and field sobriety tests, Maudlin arrested her. She was also ticketed for improper turn signal.

Based on these allegations, Prosecuting Attorney David Baird filed charges on May 17th. She is being represented by Jared Welch. Charges listed are merely allegations; all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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