A Jackson man that police say tried to convince them he wasn't the driver in an accident that injured his friends in December, has been ordered by a judge to stand trial. Judge Gary Kamp bound Timothy Conrad over to circuit court after he waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday morning. Conrad is charged with three counts of vehicular assault, after a wreck where two women were seriously injured and he claimed to have been a passenger, not the driver. The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated further and found what they describe as inconsistencies in Conrad's story. Conrad's friend, James Flesher, was initially charged as being the driver in the wreck that seriously hurt the two women in the car -- Lauren Timpe and Kaylie Van Troba. Timpe needed 150 stitches to her face, and Van Troba remains hospitalized in St. Louis, where she has been placed in a medically induced coma. But Conrad’s injuries were not consistent with being a passenger and Flesher and Timpe both were insistent that he was the driver. Conrad is set to appear before Judge William Syler on March 11.
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