As previously reported, St. Joseph Police said Sunday night, 38-year-old Phillip S. Johnson of St. Joseph ran a stop sign at 12th and Pacific Streets and hit another car.
According to charging documents, Johnson was observed driving a Ford Focus north on 12th St. well above the posted speed limit where he drove through a stop sign and hit the passenger side of a Grand Marquis with three occupants. After the crash, Johnson remained in the vehicle while waiting for officer’s arrival. Johnson admitted to drinking alcohol and later, at the emergency room, Johnson provided a preliminary breath sample of .173% BrAC (Breath Alcohol Concentration).
Everyone involved in the crash was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries. The passenger in the front seat was in critical condition.
Johnson was treated and released. He has been charged with felony Driving While Intoxicated – Serious Physical Injury.
An arraignment is scheduled for Friday. Bond is denied.