Red Oak man faces more charges stemming from Labor Day go-cart accident


October 18th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A Red Oak man charged in connection with a September 5th go-cart accident that critically injured his two-year old son, now faces an additional charge as a result of an on-going investigation. According to Red Oak Police, 35-year-old Shawn Michael Soar was charged Monday with Operating a motor vehicle While Intoxicated.

Soar also faces Felony charges of Child Endangerment and Serious Injury by Vehicle. The man and his son Ryan were riding a go-cart at around 9:15-p.m. September 5th, when the machine hit a parked, small pickup truck, in the 700-block of East Grimes Street in Red Oak. The child was flown by helicopter to a trauma center in Omaha, while his father suffered only minor injuries.
An investigation into the accident continues.