Chilhowee man arrested after accident

March 15, 2013

A Chilhowee man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after a vehicle accident at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday in Johnson County.

William A. Dzula, 25, was driving east on County Road Southeast 1250 when he failed to stop at a stop sign at the state Route 13 intersection and hit a vehicle driven by Sarah L. Shoemaker, 26, of Calhoun, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report.

Dzula was taken to Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence while a passenger in his vehicle, Eric A. Atkinson, 25, of Chilhowee, was taken to Research Medical Center in Kansas City. Reports indicate Shoemaker was wearing a seat belt but Dzula and Atkinson were not. Dzula was also charged with driving with a revoked license.

Information is taken from preliminary Missouri State Highway Patrol reports, which do not necessarily contain statements from all parties involved.