Des Moines man charged with OWI and assault

On Monday, March 17 Vacarro Lee Butts, 26, caused a car accident in Des Moines. After the accident, he assaulted another driver and left the accident site.

The crash occurred around 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of Southwest Ninth Street and Army Post Road. A responding officer witnessed Butts punched the other driver twice in the face before fleeing towards Dickman Street. Butts eventually crashed through a gate and fence at Fort Des Moines Museum.

Butts was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, operating while intoxicated (OWI), assault, driving with an open container, second-degree criminal mischief, interference with official acts, driving while barred, driving without insurance, and striking fixtures.

If you have been injured by a reckless driver, you should not be responsible for costs related to your injuries. The attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., advocate for Des Moines people that sustain injuries because of someone else’s carelessness. Call our offices at  (515) 225-2600 today to discuss your legal options.


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