Priest gets probation in drunk-driving wreck

Monday, February 9, 2009 | 9:32 a.m. CST; updated 10:30 a.m. CST, Monday, February 9, 2009

CLAYTON — A Catholic priest was sentenced to five years of probation after pleading guilty to charges related to a drunk driving wreck that left another driver injured.

John Brockland plead guilty on Friday in St. Louis County. He was charged with assault of operating a motor vehicle intoxicated resulting in injury.

The accident happened in May when Brockland's vehicle was involved in a collision in Creve Coeur. Investigators say he ran a red light.

The victim suffered a fractured clavicle, pelvis and ribs.

Brockland is a pastor at Sts. Joachim and Ann Parish in St. Charles.


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