A Lincoln County man faces a DWI charge after being accused of driving drunk and causing a fatal car crash that killed a former Wright City, Missouri, police officer.
The man accused of causing a crash that killed a former Wright City police officer has been charged with a DWI.
David Case, 35, was charged with DWI in the crash that killed 60-year-old Steven T. Tucker.
Lincoln County Prosecuting Attorney Mike Wood told Fox2 that Case’s blood alcohol limit was more than twice the legal limit at the time of the crash.
Case could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted.
The accident occurred July 8 on Highway J in Lincoln County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol accident report. Tucker was serving as a Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy at the time he was killed.
In addition to serving in Wright City, Tucker had also previously served as the police chief in Berger, Mo., and was a U.S. Army veteran.
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