City prosecutor looking for more information on officer DWI
Thu, 27 Oct 2011 15:50:05 GMT —
Update: Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 5:00 p.m.:
The prosecutor for Jefferson City said he could know as soon as Thursday whether he will file charges against Officer Rachael Barnard.
Brian Stumpe said the piece of information he's been waiting on should be on his desk Thursday morning. Because he has to be in court for various cases Thursday charges may not be filed right away, if at all.
Police arrested Barnard on October 24 after witnesses saw her hit a parked truck in front of her house then drive away. Court documents obtained by KRCG indicate alcohol was involved. She was off-duty at the time.
Barnard is on paid administrative leave pending Stumpe's decision.
The Jefferson City Prosecutor is looking for additional information about a case involving an off-duty police officer.Rachael Barnard was arrested Monday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident. Neighbors said they saw Barnard back into a car in the 1600 block of Tanner Bridge Road.City prosecutor Brian Stumpe said he received the information from police on Wednesday about the accident. He requested additional information from police, but said it may take a day or two to get that new information.Stumpe said he will decide then how to proceed with the case.Earlier this week, Jefferson City Police declined to bring in an outside investigator into the incident. They said they would have no problem handling the investigation into the accident internally. Barnard is currently on administrative leave with pay.