Intoxicated Moped Driver Arrested by Sedalia Police
On Thursday night around 11 p.m., Sedalia Police observed a man on a moped traveling westbound on 16th street, weaving back & forth between two westbound lanes.
According to a report, the moped jerked to the right and jumped a curb. It then pulled back onto 16th and was seen swerving, crossing into the eastbound lanes. A traffic stop was conducted at West Main and Water Tower Road.
Investigation revealed that the driver, 23-year-old Artur Rudishin of Sedalia, was intoxicated.
Rudishin had injuries sustained from falling off the moped. PCAD was called, but Rudishin refused medical attention.
Rudishin was then arrested and transported to the Sedalia Police Department, where he refused to provide a breath sample.
A search warrant was obtained and a blood draw was conducted.
Rudishin was later released at Bothwell Regional Health Center, where he was being treated for his injuries.
A request for the charge of driving while intoxicated, prior offender, was submitted to the prosecutor.