PINEVILLE — A Stella man was hospitalized with serious injuries and arrested after driving his pickup off a McDonald County highway early Friday.

PINEVILLE — A Stella man was hospitalized with serious injuries and arrested after driving his pickup off a McDonald County highway early Friday.
Lucas K. Launius, 25, drove his westbound 1997 Ford Ranger off Route K seven miles east of Pineville. The truck overturned, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Launius, who the highway patrol reported was not wearing his seat belt, was taken to Mercy Hospital in Joplin after the 2 a.m. wreck and was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated.