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Man accused of driving truck into Camden County residence while drunk

Jason David Williams
Camden County Sheriff's Office
Jason David Williams


A man was charged on Wednesday after he was accused of driving a Ford F250 into a house on Saturday evening while he was drunk.

Jason David Williams, 44, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident that caused more than $1,000 worth of damage and misdemeanor DWI. He is being held at the Camden County Jail on a $75,000 bond. An arraignment was held on Wednesday and Williams pleaded not guilty. A bond hearing is set for 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Camden County Courthouse.

According to the probable cause statement, a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper arrived at a residence around 11:20 p.m. on Saturday. The statement says a Ford F250 went off the one of the sides of Highway 7, hit a large sign and then crashed into the side of a house. One of the homeowners told ABC 17 News that their home is on Jamie Drive in Camdenton.

The Ford left a hole in the foundation and siding -- according to the statement -- and it was possible to look into the residence after the truck was removed.

One of the homeowners, Emily Tucker, told ABC 17 News on Wednesday that she and her fiancé had just bought the home on Thursday, and their first night in the home was the night of the crash. Tucker stated that the truck went through the wall of a room she and her 1-year-old daughter were sleeping. Tucker said foundation from the flew into the bedroom and saw the headlights of the truck.

Court documents say the victim -- who Tucker identified as her fiancé -- confronted Williams and tried to prevent Williams from leaving. Williams then allegedly punched the man in the face and ran away. The victim told troopers that Williams was drunk and that he saw him run east onto Christopher Drive.

Law enforcement contacted the registered owner of the truck, while allegedly said Williams was driving the truck as his “assigned company vehicle.” The name of the company was not included in the probable cause statement. The statement says Williams did not have a Missouri driver’s license and only had an identification card from Florida. The owner of the Ford gave law enforcement Williams’ address, the statement says.

Troopers knocked on the door of Williams’ residence and no one answered, the statement says. Law enforcement noticed a window had a broken screen, “as if someone entered the residence through the window,” according to the statement.

Troopers had keys to the house, which were left in the ignition of the Ford, and conducted a search warrant, court documents say. Williams was found sleeping in the residence and was placed into handcuffs and walked to the living room, the statement says. Troopers say a “strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was coming off Williams’ breath.” He also allegedly had fresh cuts and scrapes on his arms and a bloody nose.

Law enforcement asked Williams about the crash and he allegedly stated that he didn’t know what happened and that he did not drink any alcohol, the statement says. Williams also allegedly refused a field sobriety test. Law enforcement obtained a warrant for Williams’ blood and collected a sample.

The victim was able to identify Williams, the statement says.

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