Redbird man remains in ‘serious’ condition following Route B crash

A Redbird man was seriously injured Friday evening when the car he was driving went off Route B south of Bland and overturned after striking several trees.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report filed on the 9:45 p.m. Sept. 29 incident by Cpl. Coby Holzschuh, Dennis D. Czeschin, 54, was airlifted from the scene by Air Evac and flown to Mercy Hospital St. Louis with serious injuries.

Czeschin was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt south on Route B when he traveled off the right side of the road, three-tenths of a mile south of Route C. The car struck a driveway, became airborne, struck several trees and overturned off the state highway.

Czeschin was not wearing a seat belt, according to Holzschuh’s report. Czeschin was placed under arrest at 10:40 p.m. on allegations of felony driving while intoxicated. He was also cited for careless and imprudent driving  resulting in an accident, for noting having proof of insurance, and for not wearing a seat belt. He was released for medical treatment and was listed in “serious” condition on Tuesday, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Patrol arrests three men on Saturday

Missouri State Highway Patrolmen made three arrests in Gasconade County on Sept. 30. At 8:35 p.m. Saturday, the Patrol reports arrests of Craig Epps, 28, of Bridgeton, Mo., and Vlad Bondarenko, 20, St. Louis. 

Epps was arrested on allegations of felony possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone). He was released on a summons to appear in court. 

Bondarenko was cited for possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also cited for speeding and released on a summons to appear in court. 

At 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dale R. Ingram, 31, Bland,was arrested and released on summons on allegations of possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway.

The Patrol also reported the Sept. 23 arrest of a Bland motorist who was cited on allegations of driving while intoxicated and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway. David Willis, 38, was arrested at 11:29 p.m. in Gasconade County. He was released to a sober driver, according to the Patrol’s report.