Former police officer charged with drunken driving

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Former St. Louis city police officer Jason Flanery faces drunken driving and leaving the scene of an accident charges.  The charges came just days after Flanery was accused in a civil lawsuit of wrongful death in the fatal shooting of Vonderrit Myers Junior, while he was working as a security guard.

Flanery was cleared in that shooting by authorities.

Prosecutors say he was off duty when he crashed his official vehicle into a parked car and left the scene the morning of December 19th.

Court documents show the 33-year-old, had a blood-alcohol content of .117 when tested later in the day after the accident.

The legal limit in Missouri is .08.