Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Governor's Son Is Scheduled to Face DWI Charge

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Governor's Son Is Scheduled to Face DWI Charge

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Thomas Carnahan, youngest son of Gov. Mel Carnahan, is scheduled to appear on July 25 in traffic court in St. Charles County on charges of driving while intoxicated and failing to drive in a single lane. He was originally scheduled to appear in court here last Monday.

The younger Carnahan, 25, of Rolla, was stopped in Lake Saint Louis at 11:22 p.m. on June 12 by a sheriff's deputy who noticed that Carnahan's 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass was moving erratically.

Sheriff Ray Runyon said that Carnahan "blew over .10" and the deputy arrested him. A breath analysis reading of 0.10 percent blood-alcohol level is the minimum required for a state charge of driving while intoxicated.

Carnahan could not be reached for comment.

The court date was changed when St. Charles County Prosecutor Timothy A. Braun upgraded the charge against Carnahan. Braun said Wednesday that the Class B misdemeanor DWI charge had been upgraded to a Class A misdemeanor because Carnahan had previously been convicted of driving while intoxicated. …

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