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Jefferson City Man Pleads Guilty After Wreck Involving a Child

02-07-2019


A 37-year-old Jefferson City man who was riding in a go-cart with a 5-year-old child when it overturned has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated. James Gordon pleaded guilty in late January in a deal that reduced the original felony charge and dropped a charge of leaving the scene of an accident. Gordon was placed on two years of unsupervised probation, ordered to complete a treatment program, and to serve two-day shock sentence in the Cole County jail. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Gordon and the child were riding in a homemade go-cart last August when it overturned. Both were treated for minor injuries. Gordon told authorities the crash occurred when he hit a low area on the gravel shoulder of a highway.

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