Smithville Man Injured & Charged after Striking a Tree

A man from Smithville suffered an injury after striking a tree in an alleged DWI crash Wednesday.

The report from the Missouri Highway Patrol says 42-year-old Nicholas J. Thompson had struck a fence after leaving the right side of Highway A in Clay County before hitting the tree at around 12:30 pm Wednesday.

Following the crash, troopers arrested Thompson on preliminary charges of felony driving while intoxicated via drugs, careless and imprudent driving resulting in a crash, and driving while revoked.

He was taken to Liberty Hospital for treatment.