A boating while intoxicated accident occurred late Thursday night on Lake of the Ozarks and ended in hospitalization and charges. Timothy Dietiker, a 47 year old from Anamosa, Iowa was boating while intoxicated on the main channel at the thirteen and a half mile marker Thursday night at 10:45. His boat failed to navigate around a land mass in the water, Dietiker ran the vessel aground on the island causing serious injuries. He was transported to Lake Regional Hospital and later charged with Boating while intoxicated and careless and imprudent operation of a water vessel involving a crash.
Heavy rainfall and high winds Thursday evening took their toll all around the tri-County area, including on the Lake of the Ozarks. Missouri Water patrol responded to a call of a capsized boat at the 31 mile marker on the main channel of the lake Thursday evening at 4:45. 40 year old Timmothy Wilson’s boat capsized due to the heavy wind and waves. Wilson was able to get the crippled boat to a nearby dock and secure it with a cable for later removal.
A Roach, Missouri man has been sent to jail Thursday night on several drug charges. 31 year old John Skinner was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance except marijuana, 3rd or subsequent offence of driving while revoked and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Skinner was sent to the Camden County jail on a 24 hour hold.
The storms Thursday evening caused major problems in Versailles. Heavy storms brought down trees, crushing an unoccupied SUV and causing power outages due to power lines being snapped in half. 60 mile-an-hour straight line winds ripped roofs off homes and businesses and caused an estimated $75 to $100,000 worth of damage thus far. Around 10pm, three people and two animals were rescued from a vehicle that was swept away due to a flooded creek at the junction of Camilla Road and Proctor Road. Morgan County Emergency Management Director Rick Bias said no injuries have been reported in the area and Ameren has worked to restore power to those affected.
Late Wednesday night an underage drinker was pulled over and sent to jail. Close to midnight on Wednesday, Missouri Highway Patrol pulled over 18 year old Sunday Leigh from Kaiser on suspicion of driving drunk. Leigh failed a sobriety test and was charged with a DWI, driving 90 MPH in a 70 MPH zone, failure to drive on right half of the road, minor in possession and no seat belt. She was booked on bond into the Miller County jail
The worlds largest travel site, trip advisor announces Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park in Camdenton, has received a Trip Advisor certificate of excellence for 2016. This is the third year in a row that Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park has received this award. Heather Leisman, Trip advisor’s VP of industry marketing says the certificate of excellence honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers. She goes on by saying this recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service.
A Centertown man faces several charges after being taken into custody by the highway patrol in Morgan County. Reports indicate that 44-year-old Patrick Heiland was pulled over shortly before 9:15
Wednesday morning. Heiland had been wanted on warrants for failing to appear on a charge of not complying with an ignition interlock device in Randolph County and for failing to appear in Morgan County for
a non-moving traffic violation. Heiland will also now face new charges of failing to comply with an ignition interlock device, driving a commercial vehicle while revoked and for not wearing a seat belt.