MILLER COUNTY, Mo. — A search warrant states St. Charles County Prosecutor Tim Lohmar "attempted to flash a badge" during his arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated near Lake of the Ozarks a week ago, a statement Lohmar denied.
Lohmar was driving a vehicle into the scene of a previous crash when a deputy of the Miller County Sheriff's Department pulled him over at 10:57 p.m. on July 1.
The deputy noticed the smell of alcohol from Lohmar's car. His eyes were watery, glassy and bloodshot, documents stated.
"The driver who I identified as Timothy Lohmar attempted to flash a badge at me and I instructed Mr. Lohmar to put his credentials away as it would not affect my decision," the document stated.
Lohmar told 5 On Your Side this account was not correct.
"Any assertion that I presented my badge is patently false," Lohmar said in an emailed statement. "I keep my badge in a wallet along with my driver's license and credit cards. The fact that my badge may have been visible was only because I was trying to comply with the officer's request."
Lohmar refused a breath test and a field sobriety test, so the deputy filed a search warrant to draw blood for a blood test, documents stated. A blood sample is used to determine a person's blood alcohol content. The legal limit for operating a vehicle is .08 BAC.
The deputy also noted Lohmar's speech was slightly slurred and he had a lack of balance.
"I deny these allegations, and I’ll continue to respect the legal process as I have from the beginning," Lohmar asserted Friday.
Lohmar is not charged with a crime as of Friday. The results of the blood test were not yet available.