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Man charged with assault in car wreck

Sunday, July 22, 2012

DEXTER, Mo. -- A 24-year-old Dexter man has been charged with assault, the result of a wreck that occurred on Two Mile Road in Dexter.

Stewart J. Barney was charged Thursday with second-degree vehicular assault for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, resulting in injury.

Dexter police responded to the scene at 11:28 p.m. July 12 on Two Mile Road, just south of Arvin Road. Barney's southbound vehicle had reportedly attempted to pass another southbound vehicle, driven by Joshua B. Eye of Bloomfield, Mo. Police said Barney attempted to merge back to the right lane and struck Eye's vehicle in the front driver's side. Eye lost control of his vehicle, left the road and came to stop in a corn field west of the road.

Barney's vehicle then also left the road, overturning and coming to rest in the cornfield, ejecting his passenger, Michael Scism.

Barney suffered injuries in the wreck and was transported by ambulance for treatment. Scism sustained critical injuries and was airlifted to a Cape Girardeau hospital.

Barney gave permission for a blood sample to be drawn at the scene to determine if alcohol was involved in the accident. Those results have not been released.

Barney posted bond of $50,000 Thursday and was released. His arraignment is set for Thursday.

Pertinent address:

Two Mile Road and Arvin Road, Dexter, Mo.


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