Saturday, June 23, 2007

Kirkwood Man Charged With Vehicular Assault After Leaving Scene of Accident

Lawrence Boehmer, 57, of Kirkwood, Missouri was charged with vehicular assault and leaving the scene of an accident after striking a police officer Saturday evening.

Boehmer, who had apparently been attending the Hank Williams, Jr. concert at the Family Arena was being held in the St. Charles County Jail in lieu of $75,000 cash only bond.

Boehmer was leaving the Family Arena parking lot and was directed to turn right out of the north entrance but turned left instead when he struck the St. Charles County Deputy Sheriff and drug him for a distance of about 25 feet. Boehmer did not stop after striking the deputy and left the scene of the accident.

Police eventually caught Boehmer at which time he refused to take a breath test. Police obtained a warrant and took a blood test two hours later. His blood-alcohol content was 0.07 percent, below the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

The Deputy is recovering from his injuries which were not life threatening.