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Missouri county prosecutor pleads guilty in Columbia restaurant crash

SHELBYVILLE, Mo. (AP) – A mid-Missouri prosecutor has pleaded guilty to four misdemeanors and will resign after he backed his truck into a Columbia restaurant in 2014.

Moniteau County Prosecutor Shayne Healea entered the plea Tuesday to three counts of misdemeanor assault and one count of driving while intoxicated.

Investigators alleged Healea was driving drunk when his truck hit Addison’s restaurant in October 2014, injuring four people. He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and four counts of felony assault. His trial was scheduled to start Tuesday.

As part of his plea, he will serve two years of probation. KMIZ reports he will resign Tuesday and will not seek re-election.

Healea said he didn’t realize he hit the building and returned to the scene when he realized what had happened.

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Information from: KMIZ-TV