Stover Police Chief Trampus Jackson is on two years court supervised probation and must pay a $300 fine after pleading guilty in Morgan County Circuit Court Nov. 15 to misdemeanor charges for driving while intoxicated and following another vehicle too closely. The judge sentenced Jackson to 90 days in jail, but suspended the sentence, placing him on probation.
Jackson continues to work as head of the Stover Police Department.
The charges resulted from a Jan. 9, 2011 accident in which Jackson was involved.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol initial crash report, the accident occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Hwy. 52 between Stover and Versailles. The crash report stated that the vehicle Jackson was driving struck another in the rear as it was slowing down to make a left turn onto Route T. No injuries were reported.
At the time of the accident, Jackson was an officer with the Stover Police Department and subsequently lost his job. After the City of Stover terminated the employment of then-chief Butch Winslow, the city council rehired Jackson to serve as chief.