Jason Brandenburg is charged with three counts of second degree assault for allegedly operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and causing a crash that resulted in injury.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash happened in mid-July when Brandenburg attempted to turn from highway 149 onto highway 6 in Novinger.
Brandenburg allegedly pulled into the path of an oncoming vehicle driven by 17 year old Cody Ford of Milan.
Brandenburg and a passenger in the vehicle driven by Ford were both injured in the crash.
Brandenburg also faces a charge of driving while revoked/suspended as a second or subsequent offense, and operating a vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner involving an accident. Both charges are misdemeanors.
At the time of his arrest, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Brandenburg’s blood alcohol level was .225, and that is nearly three times the legal limit.
Brandenburg turned himself in at the Adair County jail Tuesday afternoon, where he is being held on $25,000.00 cash only bond.