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Five injured in three-car collision on U.S. 63

Sunday, February 6, 2011 | 3:37 p.m. CST; updated 4:25 p.m. CST, Sunday, February 6, 2011

COLUMBIA — Five people were taken to University Hospital with minor injuries after a three-car collision on U.S. 63 early Saturday morning.

The driver, 35-year-old Jason C. Shoot of Ashland, was arrested on suspicion of five counts of second-degree felony assault, driving while intoxicated, careless and imprudent driving resulting in an accident, and not wearing a seat belt, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol arrest report.

Shoot's 2004 Lexus ran off the southbound side of U.S. 63 around 12:45 a.m. just north of Missouri 163 and struck a parked 2000 Ford driven by Joseph R. Vernon, 17, of Jefferson City, according to the Highway Patrol's accident report.

Vernon was standing near his car and was struck by it after Shoot's car collided with it, according to the accident report. Vernon was trapped underneath his own vehicle and was taken to University Hospital with minor injuries.

Shoot’s car rotated onto the highway and was struck by a 2006 Ford driven by Charles M. Phillips, 53, of Holts Summit, according to the accident report. The three other passengers in the 2006 Ford were taken to University Hospital with Phillips after sustaining minor injuries.

Shoot refused medical treatment at the scene, according to the accident report. He was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash, but Phillips and the passengers in the 2006 Ford were all wearing seat belts.

Shoot's bond was set at $22,500.


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