Authorities say Vinita man purposefully drove family vehicle into tree

Mug shot of Kevin Hiben

Hiben, Kevin

NEWTON CO., Mo. — A Vinita, Oklahoma man is charged with domestic assault after police say he intentionally drove his car off the road, with his family inside. 35-year-old Kevin Hiben is charged with four counts of first degree domestic assault. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, on Jan. 6 Hiben, his wife and three kids were in a car on Jute Rd. 5 miles north of Seneca. Authorities say Hiben then deliberately drove the vehicle off the road and into a tree, injuring everyone inside, some seriously.