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Man arrested on suspicion of DWI after allegedly hitting Boone County cruiser

Boone County deputy-involved crash
No one is hurt after a crash involving a Boone County sheriff's department cruiser.
A Boone County Sheriff's Department vehicle is allegedly hit by a drunk driver on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020.


A Hallsville man was arrested early Tuesday morning after he allegedly crashed into a Boone County Sheriff's Department patrol vehicle.

The crash happened on Route B and Mt. Zion Rd. late Monday night when Dustin Ritchie, 45, allegedly crossed the center line and hit the deputy's cruiser.

Dustin Ritchie, 45, of Hallsville, is arrested after allegedly crashing into a Boone County Sheriff's Department cruiser on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020.

Dash camera footage showed the Ritchie driving west on Route B, and he did not stop at a stop sign, according to a news release from the BCSD. Ritchie then allegedly swerved into the northbound lane on Route B, where a deputy was driving.

The deputy swerved to avoid a head-on crash, but Ritchie crashed into the side of the vehicle, the news release said.

Ritchie was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop at a stop sign, operating a motor vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner and DWI.

No one was seriously hurt and no one was taken to the hospital, according to authorities. Ritchie allegedly received injuries from another incident.

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Brittany Wiley

Brittany Wiley joined ABC 17 News in December 2018 as a full-time reporter. She anchors weekend morning broadcasts and reports in the early evening during the week.



  1. Good grief. Route B goes north and south and there are no stop signs on its entire length. To be going west and coming to a stop sign means Ritchie was on Mt. Zion road. Now, if he was headed west and “swerved into the north bound lane of route B”, it means he turned right. Further, given the circumstances, the is no way there could be a head-on collision, because the deputy would have been approaching the side of Ritchie’s car. I think they posted a small pic of the cruiser which had been hit on the right side.

    This is the worst reporting you could have. If you didn’t know the area and read this you would have zero idea what happened.

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