Roach man arrested for second degree assault, DWI and resisting arrest in incident with UTV – News – The Lake News Online – Camdenton, MO


In the early morning hours of Sunday, April 3, Kevin Pouch, 44, of Roach was arrested by the Missouri State Highway Patrol for felony resisting arrest, careless and imprudent driving, driving while intoxicated-alcohol and second degree assault.According to the probable cause statement, the incident began Saturday around 8:20 p.m. when a motor vehicle crash at Friar Tuck Road and Oakmont Road in Camden County was reported.The crash turned out to be an alleged assault that occurred when a Chevrolet S10 was purposely driven into the rear of an UTV, according to witnesses.According to the probable cause statement, witnesses said the small pickup truck had been following the UTV for some distance so the UTV pulled over, but the truck did not pass on. The driver reportedly the truck up and then accelerated forward, striking the cargo area of the UTV and knocking it several feet forward. A passenger was sitting in the cargo area at the time.Witnesses claimed the driver was clearly intoxicated and evidence at the scene supported that account, according to the trooper, who was able to identify the driver as Pouch. The officer went to Pouch’s home to further investigate.Upon meeting Pouch, the probable cause statement says that Pouch appeared highly intoxicated with slurred and at times incoherent speech, a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and staggered walking and glassy eyes.During the interview, court documents state that Pouch had a full, unopened can of beer and reportedly refused to set it down and attempted to walk away. Pouch allegedly would not allow himself to be handcuffed and resisted by trying to keep his hands in front.According to the probable cause statement, it took two troopers and a deputy to affect the arrest at 12:55 a.m.After reading Pouch his Miranda rights, Pouch was taken to the Camden County Jail where he agreed to take a breath test. At 2:29 a.m., his blood alcohol level was 0.194%.While Pouch had no prior alcohol related arrests or convictions, he does have a prior conviction for harassment from 2011.Pouch is scheduled for a counsel status hearing on April 12.