The Missouri State Highway Patrol is kicking up DWI enforcement this weekend as St. Patrick's Day celebrations take place around the St. Louis area.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is kicking up enforcement this weekend searching for drunk drivers as St. Patrick's Day celebrations take place around the St. Louis area.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) is warning drivers to "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over." Troopers and other police departments around the St. Louis area will be taking place in enforcing the campaign as St. Patrick's Day festivities take place throughout the area. The MSHP made the announcement in a recent news release. During the period of March 14-17, police are cracking down on drunk driving by conducting DWI saturations in an effort to remove impaired drivers from the road. Impaired driving contributes to nearly 30 percent of all Missouri fatal traffic crashes, the release stated. Approximately 205 people were killed in crashes involving an impaired driver in 2012, according the the MSHP. The MSHP reminds drivers that the …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Police will conduct operation A.R.R.E.S.T. this weekend in St. Louis County to crack down on impaired driving.
Missouri State Highway Patrol officers made the announcement of the crackdown in a news release. According to the release, “Operation A.R.R.E.S.T” (Alcohol Related Response Enforcement Strike Team) will take place in St. Louis County Saturday. The operation will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 3 a.m., Sunday. "The purpose of Operation A.R.R.E.S.T. is to increase the motoring public’s awareness of the potential hazards of operating a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition," the MSHP stated in the release. Six Missouri state troopers will be conducting the operation across the county this weekend. "Troopers continually work to maximize enforcement efforts in deterring impaired driving, to remove intoxicated drivers from Missouri roadways…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
St. Louis County Police said Perez was driving under the influence of drugs on May 16 and had a .129 blood-alcohol content while driving Oct. 12.
A Fenton man faces two felony DWI charges after being pulled over by police twice within five months. Bernardo Perez, 47, of the 1400 block of Hawkins Corner Drive in Fenton, was charged Jan. 24 with driving while intoxicated, drug intoxication, as an aggravated offender in a May 16 incident. He also was charged Jan. 28 with DWI as an aggravated offender for an incident on Oct. 12. When he was pulled over May 16, St. Louis County Police said he was driving under the influence of cannabinoids, or synthetic marijuana, and benzodiapines, a sedative. He was pulled over near his home in the 1400 block of Hawkins Corner. St. Louis County Police also said officers pulled Perez over after he swerved into another lane without signaling on Highway …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Law enforcers say people who get behind the wheel after drinking never think they will lose control of that vehicle, but statistics indicate otherwise. Here's a safer alternative.
December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month. Locally, to help celebrate the holiday period between Christmas and New Year's safely, there are a number of transportation companies through which rides can be set up ahead of time. Some suggest the following backup plan if you don't have a designated driver after drinking at parties: Write the name and phone number of a cab company, along with your address onto a paper or the back of a business card that you can stick in your wallet or shirt pocket. Hand this information to a bartender before you've had too many, so that he or she can call a cab for you when the party is ready to shut down for the night. Companies Available for Transportation Assistance: Scooter Guy: 314-…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Last year 234 people were killed by drunk drivers and 945 more people were seriously injured in the State of Missouri according the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s department asks drivers not to let alcohol ruin their holiday season. Or ruin the holiday for anyone else. Jefferson County ranks second in the state for alcohol related fatalities, according to a press release sent out by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Because of this, the Sherriff’s department will be increasing enforcement and sobriety checkpoints from now until December 16. They will be part of the 2012 Holiday DWI Enforcement campaign to stop people from driving impaired this Holiday season. St. Louis County Police are also involved with the campaign. “Losing a loved one during the holiday season is a tragedy no one should have to endure,” stated Sheriff Oliver Glenn Boyer. “Impaired driving is a…
Patch reader Bob Hohmeier asks what happened to our Fourth Amendment rights that supposedly protect us against illegal “searches” without “probable cause?"
The following letter to the editor was submitted by Patch reader Bob Hohmeier. How would you feel, while driving down the road, not violating any traffic laws, if you got pulled over, just because the “law enforcement officer” wanted to see if he could find a violation? Well, folks, this is happening all over our cities today. They used to be called “sobriety check points”, but now are using an even more “politically correct” term and calling them “safety check points.” See related stories: Seems before we are even allowed to drive on the road and violate any laws, we experience some of those “safety checks.” We are subjected to a test in order to have the privilege of driving - our vehicle has to be deemed “safe” through an “inspection” …