Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Bart Laster has three previous alcohol-related driving convictions and faces three additional DWI charges, including one in Town and Country.
*The following information was supplied by court documents. It does not indicate a conviction where an arrest was made. A St. Charles man faces his fifth DWI charge within the last two years, including one in Town and Country, and his sixth alcohol-related driving charge overall. He was pulled over after leaving an accident scene at the Blanchette Bridge Wednesday, police said. Bart Laster, 40, of the 1000 block of Cole Boulevard in St. Charles, was charged Wednesday with driving while intoxicated as an aggravated offender and leaving the scene of an accident. A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper said Laster was eastbound on Interstate 70 on the Blanchette Bridge when he caused an accident. He left the scene, but was pulled over by …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The projects cost nearly $211 million and will include road and lane closures around the St. Louis area that begin next week.
Friday, November 2, 2012
MoDOT Reports on the St. Louis Work Zones for November 1-7, including major changes if you drive into St. Charles County.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The Missouri Department of Transportation will close the westbound section of the Interstate 70 Blanchette Bridge over the Missouri River the weekend of November 2-4. The westbound bridge will remain closed until fall 2013. The eastbound I-70 bridge will be used to carry three lanes of traffic in each direction. The exit ramps to Fifth Street in St. Charles will remain open. Motorists are advised to use Route 370 and Route 364 as alternate routes during the closure. Are you affected? How are you going to manage? St. Charles Patch suggests some detours and answers questions. All lanes on eastbound I-64 downtown from Jefferson to the Poplar Street Bridge will close November 2…
Saturday, January 7, 2012
The exit closures continue downtown, and the Blanchette Bridge will have some lanes closed overnight.
Traffic Troublemakers What's even more maddening than road closures and construction that slow you down? Inconsiderate, irresponsible drivers that make you just shake your head in disbelief. Each week on Patch, we'll highlight some of these Traffic Troublemakers, plus give you a look at what to expect on the roads courtesy of the Missouri Department of Transportation. This week's story comes from Nancy, Traffic Troublemaker editor's wife. I was on Watson Road, and a car slowly pulled out into traffic in front of me, and continued to drive about 10 MPH under the speed limit. I could barely see the driver, and thought it was a classic LOL (little old lady) peering over the steering wheel. When I got close, though, I saw that this LOL was on …