ST. LOUIS – Longtime St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Dan McLaughlin faces a felony charge for persistent DWI. Police arrested him during a traffic stop Sunday evening. This is his third DWI.
St. Louis County prosecutors have charged McLaughlin with one felony for a persistent offender of driving while intoxicated and one misdemeanor of failure to drive within a single roadway. According to Missouri law, a persistent offender of DWI is someone who has been charged with at least two prior convictions of intoxication-related traffic crimes.
The Creve Coeur Police Department received two separate reports of a suspicious vehicle around 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Officers located the vehicle eastbound on Ladue Road at Interstate 270 and later determined McLaughlin to be the driver.
Police followed McLaughlin’s vehicle onto northbound I-270 and report that he failed to maintain a single lane, according to a news release from the police department. Investigators said there were “several clues” that determined McLaughlin was impaired, including a sobriety test and two personal observations.
McLaughlin was booked into the St. Louis County Justice Center on a $25,000 cash-only bond. Per Missouri court records, he has a criminal setting hearing scheduled for Feb. 7, 2023.
Police say there were no reports of injuries or property damage tied to the investigation.
McLaughlin, 48, has handled play-by-play duties for St. Louis Cardinals games through FOX Sports Midwest and Bally Sports Midwest since 2000.