A Clinton woman was injured in a one-vehicle crash that occurred New Year's Eve in Henry County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that a southbound 2005 Pontiac G6, driven by 26-year-old Virgil J. Clark of Clinton, was on Route U, south of Highway 7, around 7:45 p.m., when the Pontiac left the roadway and struck a pole.

Injured was his passenger, 42-year-old Stephanie R. Saxton of Clinton. She was transported to Golden Valley Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

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Neither Clark nor Saxton were wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Henry County Deputies assisted the Troopers on scene.

Clark was later arrested by the Patrol at 8:28 p.m. He now faces charges of driving while intoxicated, failure to maintain the right half of the roadway, resulting in a crash, no seat belt and possession of brass knuckles.

Clark was taken to the Henry County Jail, where he was booked and released.

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