Thursday, March 21, 2013
Here are the results from the Missouri State Highway Patrol's recent DWI saturation in St. Louis County. It focused on finding drunk drivers.
Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) officers released the results in of the crackdown in a news release. Four Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers conducted the enforcement operation on Friday, March 15 in St. Louis County. According to the recent news release, the eight-hour operation netted the following results.
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 …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Here are the results from last weekend's Operation A.R.R.E.S.T. in St. Louis County. It was focused on cracking down on impaired driving.
Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) officers released the results in of the crackdown in a news release. As previously reported by Patch, “Operation A.R.R.E.S.T” (Alcohol Related Response Enforcement Strike Team) took place last weekend in St. Louis County Saturday. According to the recent news release, the eight-hour operation netted the following results.
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…
Friday, October 5, 2012
Removing intoxicated drivers from roadways is a high priority for St. Louis County police officers, says St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch.
During the entire month of October, St. Louis County Police Highway Safety Unit and Division of Patrol officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints. Officers who received extra training regarding the effects of illegal drugs and alcohol will check motorists to reduce the number of intoxicated and impaired drivers on streets and highways. St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch said checkpoints have been an effective method for improving public safety. Officers also will issue citations for seat belt and other violations. "We conduct checkpoints almost every month of the year as part of our efforts to reduce alcohol-related crashes," said St. Louis County Highway Safety Unit Sgt. David Stuckmeyer. He said about 30 percent of driver fatalities…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The almost 10 minute video reportedly shows Nathan Grellner being pulled over, fleeing police, being physically restrained by police and more. Watch stltoday.com's dash cam video here.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the dash cam video posted this week shows the events as they unfolded the night of June 5 when ex-Valley Park Mayor Nathan Grellner, who was mayor at the time of this incident, was pulled over in Jefferson County. Grellner was arrested for driving while intoxicated as a result of this incident, the Post reports. View the Post-Dispatch's dash cam video and timeline of events here. Grellner eventually resigned as mayor in late July, according to the Post, after he faced charges of felony stealing and was reportedly dealing with methamphetamine abuse, for which he underwent treatment. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.)
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Other driver was injured and taken by ambulance to the hospital, police said.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
A Town and Country man faces criminal charges after crashing his motorcycle into a car in Clayton on Friday, injuring another driver. Clayton Police said the motorcyclist was drunk at the time. Neil Kulkarni, 37, of the 13500 block of Weston Park Drive in Town and Country, was charged Friday with second-degree assault. Clayton Police said Kulkarni failed to yield while he was trying to make a left turn at the Hanley Road and Forsyth Road intersection and crashed head-on with a car, injuring the other driver. The driver was take to Barnes-Jewish Hospital by ambulance. Police said Kulkarni smelled strongly of alcohol, his eyes were bloodshot and glassy, his balance was uncertain, his speech appeared confused, and he failed all sobriety tests…
Monday, July 2, 2012
Be advised: Officers trained especially to evaluate drivers for those under the influence of drugs or alcohol will apply increased diligence throughout St. Louis County this month.
today St. Louis County Police Highway Safety Unit and Division of Patrol officers will conduct an increased number of sobriety checkpoints throughout the month of July, announced St. Louis County Police Officer and spokesperson Rick Eckhard on Monday morning. "Removing intoxicated drivers from our roadways is a high priority for the St. Louis County Police," stated County Police Chief Tim Fitch in the Monday announcement. "The use of checkpoints has been proven to be an effective method to accomplish this goal." Officers participating in this enforcement had additional training in recognizing motorists who have had too much to drink, or are under the influence of illegal drugs, said Eckhard. Officers also will issue citations for seat belt…
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
The Manchester Police Department warns that officers are cracking down on drunk drivers this Fourth of July weekend.
The Manchester Police Department warns that officers are cracking down on drunk drivers this Fourth of July weekend. Manchester Police Detective Sgt. Dan West told Town and Country-Manchester Patch that his department is participating in statewide sobriety checkpoints and DWI saturation patrols throughout the holiday weekend. West said Manchester police will beef up patrols to enforce Missouri’s DWI laws in hopes of keeping drunk drivers off the road. "Consequences of drunk driving include jail time, loss of their driver's licenses, or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks. Insurance rates go up. Other financial hits include attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work and the potential loss of job or job prospects," West said in a …
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Town and Country police officer Scott Schlager has arrested more than one thousand drunk drivers in his career and is showing no signs of slowing down.
In his 14 years with the Town and Country Police Department, Officer Scott Schlager has made 1,068 DWI arrests. This is more than three times the usual number for an officer who has been around that long. It has also earned Schlager a reputation as "the DWI guy" at the station. Schlager said that even before he joined the department, Town and Country was known for being tough on drunk driving. With four to five hundred DWI arrests a year, Town and Country police make 5-10 percent of Missouri's total DWI arrests, according to numbers from Missouri State Highway Patrol. Town and Country Police Corporal Mike DeFoe, whose DWI arrest count is just behind Schlager's at 1,050, said that ranks the department sixth in the state, a remarkable …