21-year-old Richard Anthony Johnson of Bell City pled guilty last week to felony 2nd degree assault while operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Johnson was sentenced to 5 years supervised probation. Charges stemmed from an April incident in which Johnsonwas eastbound on county road 340 when his vehicle ran off the roadway and struck a ditch. Johnson was uninjured in the accident, but his passenger, 22-year-old Daniel Dickinson of Advance, sustained moderate injuries and was taken by private vehicle to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau for treatment.
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