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West County Man Faces Felony DWI Charge

St. Louis County Police said the man was driving drunk on South Weidman Road near Hickory Hedge Drive.

*The following information was supplied by court documents. It does not indicate a conviction where an arrest was made.

A West County driver whom police said was crossing over lane lines now faces a felony drunk driving charge.

Thomas Spencer, 45, of the 200 block of Hickory Hedge Drive in West County between Manchester and Town and Country, was charged Feb. 27 with driving while intoxicated as a persistent offender. Spencer has two previous alcohol-related driving convictions.

St. Louis County Police said an officer saw Spencer’s car weaving and crossing over lane lines about 2:06 a.m. July 19 on South Weidman Road near Hickory Hedge Drive. When the officer pulled Spencer over he noticed signs Spencer was drunk, including a strong odor of alcohol, glassy and bloodshot eyes.

The officer arrested Spencer. A Breathalyzer test indicated his blood-alcohol content was at .244 percent, more than three times the legal limit.

Spencer previously was convicted in 2005 for driving with excessive blood-alcohol content in Webster Groves, and was found guilty of driving with excessive blood-alcohol content in 2000 in St. Louis County.

Spencer posted 10 percent of a $7,500 bond and was released from jail after being arrested on a warrant March 4.

For more crime information on Town and Country-Manchester Patch, see the following articles:

  • Car Crash Leads to DWI Arrest in Town and Country
  • Man’s Fifth DWI Charge Comes With Children In Tow
  • West County Woman Charged With Assault in Alleged DWI Crash

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