A judge granted a former Joplin police officer and Jasper County deputy a suspended imposition of sentence Monday on a conviction for vehicular assault in a two-vehicle crash in which he was driving while intoxicated.
Judge Gayle Crane placed Brady J. Stuart, 57, of Oronogo, on supervised probation for five years at a sentencing hearing in Jasper County Circuit Court. The judge ordered as terms of his probation that Stuart have an ignition interlock device placed on his vehicle for 90 days and that he submit to biweekly drug and alcohol screenings.
Stuart pleaded guilty Feb. 25 to the charge of second-degree assault by operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated resulting in an injury accident in a plea agreement with the Jasper County prosecutor's office that limited the sentence he might receive to no more than four years and dismissed two related misdemeanor counts of child endangerment.
The conviction stems from a two-vehicle crash Nov. 22, 2016, at North Main Street and Hatfield Drive in Webb City. Stuart was driving a vehicle that collided with another vehicle when he failed to stop at the intersection. The driver of the other vehicle suffered rib and back injuries.
Brady's vehicle rolled after the collision, and one of his two children in the vehicle also was injured.
Stuart's blood alcohol level was determined to be 0.107%. The legal limit for driving in Missouri is 0.08%.