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Jackson man faces fourth DWI charge
A 47-year-old Jackson man was charged with driving while intoxicated for the fourth time after he struck a stop sign with his pickup Saturday, according to a probable-cause statement.
Authorities booked Ronald Ray Parker into the Cape Girardeau County Jail on a charge of DWI-persistent offender, online court records show.
Witnesses said the pickup struck a stop sign at Washington and Union streets and later almost struck three teenage girls, who jumped into a ditch to avoid the vehicle.
When police approached the pickup, Parker drove away, but eventually stopped in the 600 block of Michael Anna Drive.
Parker failed a breath test with a blood alcohol content of 0.143, the statement said.