Motte, who lives in Waynesville, has been charged with three felonies; two counts of possession of a weapon while intoxicated, and leaving the scene of an accident. He also faces two misdemeanor charges of careless and imprudent driving, and a single count of driving while intoxicated.
Investigators with The Missouri Highway Patrol say that Motte was driving west on I-44 toward Springfield when his vehicle traveled off the road and was stopped by a cable barrier in the middle of the freeway.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that Police Chief Lynn Rowe says that an internal investigation into Motte's actions and that they should be complete next week. Rowe tells the N-L, "Even if the department's investigation clears Motte of wrongdoing, a conviction on any of the felony charges would make him ineligible to keep his badge."
Motte, who has been with the department for almost a decade is due back in court on December, 19th.