Miller County authorities now have a new way to conduct DWI investigations. The new method makes it much easier for officers to attain search warrants when administering blood draws from suspected drivers.
A southeast Missouri lawmaker is apologizing for his arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Democratic Rep. Steve Hodges, of East Prairie, said in a written statement Friday that he "failed to exhibit a high level of responsibility" when he was issued a summons early Thursday by Jefferson City police.
Hodges said he has "experienced several highly stressful, life-changing events" in the past few weeks and plans to "take the steps to prevent any similar error in judgment in the future."