Pedestrian hurt on Highway 19; MSHP makes felony arrest, DWI stops

A Union woman received moderate injuries late Thursday night when she was struck by a vehicle roadside on Highway 19, two-tenths of a mile north of Catholic Church Road.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Evan T. Hane’s report of the 10:45 p.m. incident on Oct. 4 noted a 2004 Ford Taurus, facing south, and a 2001 Dodge Stratus, facing north, were stopped in the roadway and blocking the northbound lane of Highway 19.

A northbound 2018 Chevrolet Trax being driven by John G. Sansoucie, 47, of Mt. Sterling, struck both the Taurus and the Stratus, causing the Stratus to collide with a pedestrian identified as Shannon L. Buckner, 40. She was transported by Hermann Area Ambulance District personnel to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

Sansoucie was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. Sansoucie’s vehicle had extensive damage as did the Stratus. Minor damage was reported to the Taurus and was driven from the scene. The other two were towed from the scene.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Gerald man at 10:43 p.m. Oct. 6 in Franklin County on a Patrol charge alleging receiving stolen property. Justin R. Pursley, 36, was arrested and released on a court summons.

At 3:45 p.m. Oct. 4, the MSHP arrested Anthony J. Lenua, 33, of Beaufort, on allegations of felony driving while intoxicated and a Franklin County warrant for two felony counts of domestic assault. The arrest took place in Franklin County. He was taken to the Franklin County Adult Detention Center in Union on the bondable offense.

At 9:40 p.m. Oct. 5, a MSHP trooper in Crawford County arrested Jacob C. Jost, 36, Owensville, on allegations of a misdemeanor driving while intoxicated charge and for driving without a valid operator’s license. He was also cited for failure to drive on the right half of the roadway. He was released on a court summons.

On Oct. 2 at 7:21 p.m., Victoria S. Atkins, 51, Belle, was arrested and release on a court summons by the MSHP in Gasconade County on allegations of driving while intoxicated with a passenger under the age of 17 in her vehicle. She also faces charges of driving without insurance and failure to drive on the right half of the road.