A St. Louis County real estate student was arrested Friday on DUI charges after police say he was caught driving a stolen SUV while intoxicated.
The 17-year-old St. Charles County student was booked into the St. Clair County Jail and is scheduled to be arraigned Sunday on charges of driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident and DUI, police said.
A source with knowledge of the case told the Associated Press the teen was arrested after a traffic stop at about 11:20 p.m.
Friday in the 700 block of West St. Paul Boulevard in St. Joseph.
The driver was pulled over and arrested, the source said.
The driver, identified by police as Matthew Schofield, 17, was charged with driving while under the influence, leaving a scene of a crash and DUI.
He is due in court for his arraignment on Sunday, the sources said.
Schofield has a driving record, the St Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
The news comes as a St. Louise County school district and the school district’s police department continue to grapple with the consequences of its suspension of an enrollment student after she was arrested on multiple charges of DUI last week.
The school district suspended the student Friday after learning she was involved in a crash involving her parents’ pickup truck, police in St Louis County said in a statement.
The arrest was the result of a traffic crash involving a St Louis woman who was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, police and the St Charles County district said in their statement.
The woman, whose name was not released, was treated and released from St. Marys Medical Center.
In a statement issued late Friday, the district said the arrest is not the result, in part, of an investigation into her case.
“St. Louis County Police are aware of the arrest of a 17-years-old student in St Charles.
The investigation continues and is ongoing,” the district’s statement said.
“St. Charles School District remains focused on supporting the students, families and community we serve.”
In a letter to parents Friday, St. Luke’s Superintendent Michael T. Peevey said: “The safety and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority, and we are committed to working closely with our schools and communities to address any concerns or concerns that arise in an effort to ensure a safe school environment for all students and their families.”