Bond and Court Hearing Set for Sikeston Police Officer

A court date and bond was set for a former officer charged in a deadly DUI crash. Andrew Cooper’s bond was set at $25,000 cash or surety. He was ordered to not drive, not have contact with the victims, no alcohol, no entering bars or taverns and GPS monitoring as a condition of release. It has not been determined if Cooper will be taken into custody or will be allowed to turn himself in. Cooper faces multiple driving while in intoxicated charges, including death of another and a charge of armed criminal action. Police say Cooper was behind the wheel of a car on February 29, 2020 when it went through a stop sign and crashed into another vehicle head on. A Sikeston woman died in the crash. Cooper and three others were seriously hurt. The husband of the woman killed in the crash filed a wrongful death civil lawsuit against Cooper. Court records show Christopher Cohen filed the suit in March, and is asking for a jury trial.

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