Jackson man faces fourth DWI charge

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Ronald Parker

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.

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