ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis-area Roman Catholic priest pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of second-degree assault while driving drunk in May.
Prosecutors allege that John Brockland crashed his car into another vehicle after running through a flashing red light in suburban St. Louis.
He is currently pastor at Sts. Joachim and Ann Church in St. Charles.
The 43-year-old was arraigned Tuesday. He’ll return to court later this month to set a tentative trial date.
Investigators said the driver of the vehicle Brockland hit was injured and continues to recover.
The Archdiocese of St. Louis says its prayers for a full recovery are with the injured driver and family.
It declined to comment further.