Man with drunken driving history arrested after fatal crash
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Authorities said a driver with a history of drunken driving convictions was arrested after a fatal crash in south St. Louis County.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the suspect hit a median wall several times late Wednesday on Interstate 270. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said his SUV was blocking traffic when 23-year-old motorcyclist Marko Knezevic crashed into it.
The patrol said Knezevic, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the crash scene.
The patrol said the SUV driver was arrested on suspicion of felony driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance. He was booked at the St. Louis County Jail and released pending charges.
The arrest was at least the fifth DWI for the SUV driver.