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College Kids Risk Conviction as Stoned Driving Rates Increase

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Friday, May 23, 2014. College students in Missouri and other states may be more likely to get behind the wheel while high instead of while drunk. In fact, a new study shows that college freshmen are significantly more likely to both ride with a stoned driver and drive themselves while high. This contradicts statistics that show that more young adults are using alcohol than pot. About 31 percent of those who have smoked marijuana are risking a DWI conviction because they have gotten behind...

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DWI Charge Comes with Big Bill for Driver Who Hit Fountain

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in DWI / Drunk Driving Charges on Saturday, May 17, 2014. A man who allegedly crashed into a fountain in Belleville, Illinois, in April may face criminal charges and fines in connection with the property destruction. The 28-year-old man has been cited for a misdemeanor drunk driving charge, in addition to a traffic violation for speeding. He could also be required to pay for the 52,000 gallons of water that were used to refill the fountain, along with other costs on top of the allegations of DWI offenses. Authorities...

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Underage Drinking Targeted in Missouri Communities

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Underage Drinking on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Underage drinking is becoming an increasingly important issue throughout Missouri, especially in the wake of a new study that shows surprising results. The Youth Risk Behavior Survey reveals that about two in five Missouri teens have consumed alcohol within the past 30 days. This behavior is dangerous because it could lead to an underage drunk driving charge, which can have serious consequences even for a first offense. The study showed that about 8 percent of the youngsters had driven after...

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Man with Prior Record Gets 59-Year Term for Vehicular Assault

On behalf of The Law Office of Jason A. Korner posted in Felony DWI on Thursday, May 1, 2014. A Missouri man was sentenced to a 59-year prison term after causing an injurious drunk driving accident that wounded two youngsters and an adult. The defendant was accused of second-degree vehicular assault in connection with the accident. He was also charged with leaving the scene of the crash, among other violations. Authorities say that the 2009 incident occurred when the driver caused a wreck that seriously injured two children -- ages 4 and 8 -- along with a 27-year-old woman. Prosecutors...

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