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Man Charged With Assault In DWI Collision at I-55 and Bayless

The other driver suffered a concussion and a sore neck, police said.

A man faces was charged Thursday with assault a DWI collision on Bayless Road at Interstate 55.

St. Lous County prosecutors charged Raymond Richardson, 39, of the 11100 block of MacKenzie Ridge in Hillsboro, with second-degree assault.

St. Louis County Police said Richardson was drunk when he failed to yield while exiting I-55 onto Bayless Road May 15. Richardson’s vehicle struck another car, giving the other driver a concussion and a sore neck, police said.

A blood sample showed that Richardson’s blood-alcohol content was 0.162, more than twice the legal limit, according to a court document.

Richardson was on probation after pleading guilty in 2007 to possession of a controlled substance. His probation was revoked Nov. 8. He is being held in the Western Reception Diagnostic & Correctional Center in St. Joseph.

Bond was set at $10,000 on the assault charge.

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