Bootheel Missouri man charged with assault following crash | Crime
Before he was airlifted to The MED in Memphis, a Malden man involved in a head-on collision was charged with felony assault along with possession of marijuana and methamphetamine.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Douglas R. Stinson, 43, was southbound on Route MM when his 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee crossed the centerline and struck a 2004 Chevy Tracker driven by Rebecca S. Berry, 31, of Poplar Bluff.
Both drivers sustained serious injuries. Stinson was airlifted to the Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis. Berry was airlifted to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Berry’s passengers, Jason T. Berry, 38, and Natalie L. Pruitt, both of Poplar Bluff, were also seriously injured. Jason Berry was taken by ambulance to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Pruitt was airlifted to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis.
Before releasing him to the hospital, officers charged Stinson with three counts of felony assault in the second degree, failure to drive on the right half of the roadway, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.