A Clarksburg man has been placed on five years supervised probation for pleading guilty to a driving while impaired charge in connection with an accident that led to the death of a California man in August 2019.
Logan Rowles, 24, pleaded guilty Friday to driving while impaired resulting in the death of another, according to online court records.
Cooper County Judge Jeff Mittelhauser accepted Rowles' plea and set special conditions for him to follow. Rowles must complete substance abuse evaluation and follow recommendations; not consume alcohol; not enter bars, taverns or casinos; and wear an alcohol-monitoring device for 30 days.
If Rowles is found to have violated any of his conditions for parole, he faces a possible seven-year prison sentence.
Rowles was arrested after the accident on California Drive, just south of Route H, according to Missouri Highway Patrol reports.
Rowles was driving a skid-steer loader north on California Drive. Dylan Kramel, 20, of California, was riding in the bucket of the skid-steer loader. Rowles struck a pothole in the road, and Kramel was ejected. The skid-steer loader then struck Kramel. Kramel was taken to a hospital in Jefferson City and eventually pronounced dead.
Troopers said Rowles posted a reading of 0.162 percent on his blood alcohol test, indicating he was above the legal alcohol limit.