A Chesterfield man who died in a one-car crash Friday in St. Francois County when the vehicle he was driving ran off the road had an earlier drunk driving conviction in St. Louis County.
Charles Robert Webster pleaded guilty in 2006 to a DUI and was sentenced to a year in jail, but got credit for time served and the sentence was suspended.
Webster died Friday along Route Y, a mile east of Brickey Road, when his westbound 2003 Chevrolet Venture ran off the right side of the road then veered left, hit an embankment, and flipped over.
Webster, 40, apparently was not wearing a seatbelt and was partly ejected through the passenger side front window of vehicle, according to the Highway Patrol.
The earlier DUI arrest was in 2004 in St. John, a St. Louis suburb near Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. He refused a breathalyzer test.
Webster was put on probation for two years in the 2006 conviction, and ordered to a state Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program and Victims Impact Panel, and to perform alternative community service, court records show.
Records show Webster with a Chesterfield address for the past seven years, in the Woodbridge Crossing apartments on Baxter Road near Wildhorse Creek Road.
He was born in 1971, in Phelps County—near Rolla, MO.