Kaylon Childers was charged on Dec. 7, 2011, with four counts of second-degree assault, driving while intoxicated, and driving with a revoked license.
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OAK GROVE, Mo. - A trial for an Oak Grove man accused of crashing into a hayride and injuring several children began Monday.
Kaylon Childers, 27, is charged with four counts of second-degree assault, driving while intoxicated, and driving with a revoked license.
According to court documents, Childers was driving a silver Dodge along H Highway near Pink Hill Road when he struck the back wheel of a wagon pulling people on a hayride.
Of the 12 people on the hayride, two were transported with life-threatening injuries. Others injuries included broken bones, concussions and scrapes and bruises.
When first questioned by police, Childers claimed another man named "Jacob" was driving the truck, but he also willingly told police he had a warrant out for his arrest. Witnesses told police they saw Childers run from the scene after the crash.
Childers was transported to the hospital from the scene. The toxicology report from Centerpoint Medical Center says Childers had a blood alcohol content of .205 percent and he also tested positive for marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine.
Childers has four previous drunk driving convictions ranging from July 2001 to March 2010. He also has a previous conviction for driving with a revoked license in June 2007.
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