Man convicted of wildlife violations charged with DWI

By David Knopf/Richmond News

Justin Swayze, an Independence man placed on two years’ probation and fined in 2011 for more than 20 misdemeanor wildlife charges, was back in Ray County court last week for an alleged violation of his probation.

Swayze was charged in Clay County in August with B Misdemeanor Driving While Intoxicated. Swayze, represented in Clay by North Kansas City attorney Jonathan Buschmann, is next scheduled to appear before Judge Janet Sutton March 20. Several hearings have been held on the charge, which Swayze is contesting.

The arrest was made by a Missouri Highway Patrol officer.

Swayze is also charged with failing to drive in a single lane, a C Misdemeanor, and with refusing to take a breathalyzer test. The Missouri Department of Revenue filed a petition Aug. 13 attempting to revoke Swayze’s driving privileges.


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