Thursday, October 11, 2018

Clinton J. Toedtmann, Judge Jerry Harmison's future son-in-law, blew almost twice legal limit on DUI and will be on probation for wedding to Jenna Harmison


Clint Toedtmann mugshot

The future son-in-law of Missouri judge Jerry Harmison had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of almost twice the legal limit when he was charged with DUI in February 2016.

Clinton J. Toedtmann, who is set to marry Jenna Harmison on Oct. 13 in Ozark, Missouri, pled guilty in May 2017 and will be in the midst of a two-year probation when he steps to the altar on Saturday.

Perhaps that is a touch of karma for Judge Harmison, who found my wife, Carol, guilty of "assault of a law enforcement officer" in a case where there was no probable cause to support charges, much less a prosecution, and the "victim" admitted he initiated contact with Carol, meaning she could not be guilty. On top of that, Harmison ignored post-trial motions that showed he was, by law, disqualified from hearing the case due to a conflict involving his other son-in-law -- attorney and former prosecutor Eric Ryan Olson (more on that coming soon); that cop-witnesses presented rampant inconsistent statements under oath, and at least one clearly committed perjury; that all evidence was due to be suppressed because of an unlawful eviction that violated the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Judge Harmison will at least have the peace that comes with welcoming a son-in-law who has a criminal record because of a crime (a serious offense, by most any standard) he actually committed. Meanwhile, the crooked Harmison -- an appointee of disgraced former Gov. Eric Greitens -- has left Carol with a criminal record for an offense even his own judgment shows she did not commit. In fact, Harmison is so crooked and incompetent that his judgment does not even say what offense Carol supposedly committed. That should make us all feel confident in the judiciary.

Clint Toedtmann and Jenna Harmison
How serious was Toedtmann's offense? His breath test registered .143%, while the legal limit in Missouri is 0.08%. In other words, Toedtmann was behind the wheel while seriously sloshed. In a Probable Cause Statement, Officer James Whitehead said the offense occurred at 23:03 (11:03 p.m.) on 2/25/16 at the intersection of E. Elm St. and S. South Ave. in Springfield, MO. From the PC Statement. (The PC Statement, Misdemeanor Information, and Commitment After Jail Sentence are embedded at the end of the post.):

On 02-25-2016, I was on patrol driving east on Walnut from Grant. I observed a black Chevrolet Cruz disobey a stop sign at Main and College then failed to signal at Campbell and Elm. I stopped the vehicle at South and Elm and contacted the driver who was identified as Clinton Toedtmann. 
While speaking with Toedtmann, I could smell an odor of intoxicants in the vehicle. Toedtmann exited the vehicle to take the Standard Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs). Prior to the tests, Toedtmann advised me that he had drink (sic) two to three beers. I observed Toedtmann's eyes and they appeared to be watery and bloodshot. 
Jerry Harmison
Toedtmann took the tests and indicated on several clues of impairment. Toedtmann also provided a sample of his breath into a Preliminary Breath Test and the sample showed positive for alcohol. Toedtmann was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and transported to the jail. While at the jail, Toedtmann consented to giving a sample of his breath, and the sample showed showed a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .143 %. Toedtmann was issued Greene County Circuit Court citations for Driving While Intoxicated and Disobeying a Stop Sign.

Public records indicate Toedtmann spent 48 hours in jail, and he wound up with the mugshot above as a keepsake.











25 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Mr. Toedtmann was dating the judge's daughter when this happened.

legalschnauzer said...

@9:21 --

As you probably know, court cases (even criminal ones) can drag out a while, so it's hard to say. Here, the DUI was in 2/16, sentencing was in or about 6/17, and Harmison was appointed judge (by Mr. Scandal, Eric Greitens) in 9/17, and Toedtmann will remain on probation until about May 2019. Clint and Jenna probably started dating somewhere in that rather lengthy time frame, but I don't know for sure.

Anonymous said...

Alcohol is served at a lot of wedding receptions, so I would assume the family will take measures to ensure Mr. Toedtmann does not violate his probationary terms. If it were me, I would not have alcohol on the premises.

legalschnauzer said...

@9:36 --

Yes, spending your wedding night in the slammer would not be a pleasant thing. Of course, with daddy-in-law now a judge, Mr. Toedtmann likely would be cut a favor, so my guess is that he is free to drink all he wants.

Anonymous said...

The challenge for Mr. Toedtmann will be avoiding future DUIs. You get into 2-3 or more, and in most states, you are looking at felonies and all kinds of trouble.

legalschnauzer said...

@9:44 --

The general rule in Missouri is that a third DUI becomes a felony.


https://criminal-law.freeadvice.com/criminal-law/drunk_driving/missouri-dui.htm

Anonymous said...

Any sign this guy got favorable treatment?

legalschnauzer said...

@1:12 --

No, but that might be because future daddy-in-law wasn't a judge yet, when the DUI arrest took place.

Anonymous said...

What does Mr. Toedtmann do for a living?

legalschnauzer said...

Don't know, haven't figured that out yet. Maybe he's in law school, with plans to become a prosecutor. Having a DUI on your record helps with getting into law school and becoming a prosecutor in Missouri. Just ask Nicholas Jain. He won his race for DA of Dunklin County, MO.

Anonymous said...

Commented to you after your first article that it would be nice if you could put a pair of eyes on this dude at the reception. I recognize that might be difficult without an invitation, but somebody could be in the parking lot to watch him and his "hot honey" leave the reception. If he appears drunk, call local PD and report. It would be sad for him to miss getting tangled up in the sheets with his little "filly" on their wedding night.

Anonymous said...

What is the relevance? The judge didn't tell his daughter who to marry. For all you know, he doesn't even like the guy. But in any case, where is the connection between the fiance of a judge's daughter and the fact that the judge ruled in your case? You're out of control.

Anonymous said...

Roger:

Have you ever written comments posted by “anonymous” asking questions you think should be asked, then written answers to your own questions and posted the answers under your name? That’s what several of the comments above appear to be.

legalschnauzer said...

@1:13 --

Don't know what you are talking about. Feel free to contact me directly, via email or phone, and I would be happy to discuss.

legalschnauzer said...

@8:48 --

You don't think a DUI arrest and conviction, where the defendant blew almost twice the legal limit, is not relevant? Tell that to other drivers on the road.

legalschnauzer said...

@4:25 --

I agree that would be interesting if someone were inclined to attend. I'm not so inclined, and I don't know the location of the blessed event, anyway. Not interested in finding out. Would be happy to hear a report from someone who is inclined to attend, especially someone with a cell phone that has video capabilities.

Anonymous said...

From @ 4:25, to Schnauz. Sorry, but I live in Montgomery, Al. I can't make that drive to watch the parking lot, but I might have a new twist for you on The Ashley Madison Team. I believe we have a preacher here in Montgomery that's on the list. You would certainly have to put him on your " Hall of Fame " list or maybe we should call it the " Hall of Shame " To be continued....

legalschnauzer said...

@3:58 --

Hah! Your unwillingness to make about 650-mile trip from Montgomery shows your sanity is intact. Good for you. Feel free to share the preacher's name.

Anonymous said...

Who gives a shit besides you?

legalschnauzer said...

@7:58 --

You must not drive. A lot of people do drive. They should give a shit.

Anonymous said...

7:58 here - this happens thousands of times a day across the country. It just isn’t news worthy. You obviously have an agenda against certain people. And yes, I do drive. I am concerned about people who drink to excess and drive. I am just as concerned about people who text and drive, or even look at their phone while driving. Just as dangerous as drunk driving. Have not seen you write about that.

legalschnauzer said...

@8:28 --

The issue isn't whether it's newsworthy across the country. It's whether it's newsworthy within the context of Legal Schnauzer. This story is, any way you slice it -- and I'm the one who makes those decisions.

If you want to be the one making such decisions, I'd suggest you spend more time starting your own blog and less time reading mine.

Anonymous said...

With his first name being Clinton, he must be a real douchebag. Jenna looks pretty hot from the picture you posted of her and the offender. Did you ever find out with the douchebag does for a living?

legalschnauzer said...

No, I haven't figured out what he does for a living. He might not do anything for a living or maybe he's real quiet about it on social media.

Anonymous said...

The lord works in mysterious ways!