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 The 25-year-old son of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has been cited for reportedly driving while intoxicated.

Willson Wheeler Nixon was pulled over around 3 a.m. Sunday after allegedly driving without turning on his headlights.

Columbia police arrested him for driving while intoxicated after he allegedly hit a parked car while being pulled over. He posted bond set at $500 at 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

A spokesman for Gov. Nixon says this is a private matter and did not comment further.

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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.

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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."

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The Boone County Sheriff’s Department is increasing its effort to crack down on impaired drivers.