JEFFERSON CITY — A top public official in Jefferson City has been cleared in a January hit-and-run accident.
However, the Jefferson City News Tribune reports that the police chief, mayor and city attorney aren't off the hook.
Cole County Prosecutor Mark Richardson says they blocked a police officer's attempts to properly investigate the situation involving City Administrator Steve Rasmussen.
It all started when firefighters saw a man slumped in his car. An officer called to the scene noticed marks on Rasmussen's car and considered him a suspect in a nearby hit-and-run accident. But a recently released report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol found that paint samples of Rasmussen's car and the other car did not match.
Rasmussen says he suffers from a sleep disorder and was in no way intoxicated.