Hollister Man Sentenced for DWI

A man from Hollister is sentenced to 7 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for driving while intoxicated.

Sixty-three-year-old Wesley Pyatt was charged as a chronic DWI offender as he had four or more intoxication-related traffic offenses prior to his latest offense.

Taney County Deputies arrested Pyatt in November of 2010 as he was attempting to start his car in the parking lot of Western Taney County Fire Station #7 in Branson. Pyatt appeared to be intoxicated and admitted to deputies he had a suspended driver’s license. Pyatt refused a field sobriety test, and also refused a breath test at the Taney County Jail.

Prosecutor Jeff Merrell says Pyatt has been in jail and substance abuse treatment off and on since the time of his arrest. Pyatt received a 7-year sentence pursuant to an agreement with the prosecutor’s office.

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