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MSHP trooper arrested on suspicion of DWI in Callaway County


A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Callaway County Sheriff Clay Chism told ABC 17 News that deputies arrested Kelley S. Young just after 2 a.m. Saturday, March 4. Chism said a deputy stopped Young around Highway 54 near New Bloomfield for a lane violation.

Chism said the investigation following the stop led them to believe Young was intoxicated. Chism said Young was in a personal vehicle at the time of the arrest.

"A DWI related blood sample -- pursuant to a Callaway County Court ordered search warrant signed by Judge Sue Crane -- was obtained," Chism said in an email. "Mr. Young was booked/processed at the Callaway County Jail for DWI and later released with summons for Court appearance, pursuant to MO Supreme Court bond rules."

Online court records did not show that Young had been charged as of Thursday. ABC 17 News reached out to Callaway County prosecutor Ben Miller on the status of the case.

Young's LinkedIn profile indicates he's worked for MSHP since 1993. Missouri payroll records indicate Young is a sergeant with the patrol.

ABC 17 News has asked MSHP for comment on the arrest.

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Lucas Geisler

Lucas Geisler anchors the 5 p.m. show for ABC 17 News and reports on the latest news around mid-Missouri at 9 and 10 p.m.


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