ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — A man previously found guilty of driving while intoxicated four times admitted to drinking and driving again on Sunday and hitting two pedestrians.

Timothy W. Hegger was charged with DWI and leaving the scene of an accident in connection with the Nov. 24 crash.

Charging documents said Hegger was driving on Lemay Ferry near Interstate 55 when he hit two pedestrians with his car. He drove off, but someone followed him and called police.

When officers caught up with him, they started a DWI investigation. Charging documents said he "performed poorly" on the field sobriety tests and multiple officers heard him say he was just at a bar where he was drinking.

Officers requested and were granted a search warrant to test Hegger's blood.

During an interview in which Hegger waived his Miranda Rights, he admitted to drinking Busch beer before getting behind the wheel and said he was the person driving when the pedestrians were struck.

Both pedestrians were taken to the hospital for treatment. One of the pedestrians suffered a broken hip and needed surgery.

Hegger was found guilty of DWI four times between 1980 and 1999.

His bond was set at $50,000, cash only.

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