Missouri state Democratic lawmaker charged with 2 DWIs

Monday, April 7, 2014 | 4:36 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — A Missouri House of Representatives member is facing two charges of driving while intoxicated stemming from arrests in the capital city.

Democratic Rep. Steve Hodges of East Prairie was charged Friday for two separate events, one of which occurred last week.

A probable cause statement released by the Cole County prosecutor says Hodges was arrested early Wednesday in Jefferson City. Police said he was taken to the county jail and given breath test that showed a .17 blood alcohol level. He was later released.

Hodges was also charged last week for a February arrest in Jefferson City.

Hodges did not immediately return a call to his cellphone seeking comment Monday, and an attorney was not listed on online court records. He was first elected to the House in 2006.


Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.