Arrest warrant issued for 2023 Northampton drink-driving crash

Arrest warrant issued for 2023 Northampton drink-driving crash

ST. LOUIS – An arrest warrant was issued Monday for a St. Louis man who caused a hit-and-run while driving drunk in the fall of 2023.

According to a statement from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the crash occurred on Sept. 23, 2023, in the 3500 block of Hampton Avenue in the city’s Northampton neighborhood.


Police say James R. Connolly, now 73, was driving a 2019 Honda CRV when he struck a 2013 Dodge Charger, causing a collision. The driver of the Charger was seriously injured.

Police said a blood test taken from Connolly showed his blood alcohol level was 0.231, nearly three times the legal limit.

The St. Louis District Attorney’s Office has charged Connolly with second-degree assault, armed criminal action and driving under the influence. Connolly will be held without bail after his arrest.