Boonville woman charged in fatal accident

Saturday, August 15, 2009 | 7:00 p.m. CDT

BOONVILLE — A Boonville woman has been charged in a fatal accident involving a highway construction worker.

The Missouri Highway Patrol says 45-year-old Karen M. Redfern was driving on Highway 5 in Boonville on Friday morning when her vehicle ran off the right side of the highway and struck 56-year-old Gregory G. Glover of Eureka. Glover was working on a road widening project at the time.

The highway patrol says Glover was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cooper County Sheriff Jerry Wolfe said Redfern was charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter, first-degree assault with physical injury, armed criminal action and driving while intoxicated-prior offender.

She was being held in Cooper County Detention Center on a $200,000 bond.


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Charles Dudley Jr August 15, 2009 | 7:35 p.m.

>>> and driving while intoxicated-prior offender. <<< And how come she still had a license to drive with past convictions?

Prayers to the family who lost their loved one due to this tragic accident by yet another chronically drunk driver let lose by our judicial system.

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Chris Hill August 15, 2009 | 9:56 p.m.

Unfortunately, you don't need a license to drive, disregard for the law will suffice. I'm sure you would agree with me, though, the penalties for drunk driving are insignificant compared to the harm it can cause.

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