Friday, March 15, 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 Maryland Heights and St. Louis-area.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol 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 consequences…
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Police will conduct operation A.R.R.E.S.T. this weekend in Maryland Heights and the St. Louis County-area in efforts 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…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Patrick Dawson Walsh pleaded guilty in November to charges relating to a 2011 crash that killed two people.
A sentencing hearing for Patrick Walsh, a Florissant man who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and assault charges was postponed Wednesday after family members and friends packed the courtroom for the hearing. Patrick D. Walsh, 21, of the 1800 block of Violet Drive in Florissant, pleaded guilty Nov. 15 to two counts of involuntary manslaughter and five counts of second-degree assault. The Missouri Highway Patrol reported Walsh was driving under the influence of alcohol and was going about 100 mph when he struck the rear of a Chevy Tahoe carrying six people. Walsh was 20 years old at the time. The Tahoe flipped several times, and Steve Brueggen, 38, and Michael R. McLemore, 37, were killed in the collision. Brueggen was a physical …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Kristen Essary, 23, of the 11900 block of Benedetta Drive in Bridgeton, was charged Thursday with vehicular assault on a law enforcement officer and leaving the scene of an accident.
A Bridgeton woman struck a police officer while driving drunk Jan. 25, Bridgeton Police said. Kristen Essary, 23, of the 11900 block of Benedetta Drive in Bridgeton, was charged Thursday with vehicular assault on a law enforcement officer and leaving the scene of an accident. Bridgeton Police said officers were responding to investigate an accident at Avery and Benedetta and saw Essary sitting in her car in front of her house. According to the police report, when officers arrived Essary started her car, drove up to the officers and struck one officer on his left hip. She continued driving away but officers pulled her over. The officer was not seriously injured. The officers said Essary had watery eyes, slurred speech and she smelled like …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The accused was driving while his license was suspended, according to Creve Coeur Police.
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
A man faces a criminal charge after police said he caused a collision on New Ballas Road Friday while driving drunk. Kenneth S. Klein, of the 1700 block of Schulte Hill Drive in Maryland Heights, was charged Saturday with second-degree assault, driving while intoxicated. Klein caused an accident at 828 New Ballas Road in Creve Coeur by colliding with a woman’s car, police said. The woman bruised her arm and hit her head in the crash. Creve Coeur Police said Klein appeared to be drunk and had watery eyes, slurred speech and smelled like alcohol. He failed all sobriety tests and was driving with a suspended license due to nonpayment of child support. Bail was set at $10,000. For more crime information on Maryland Heights Patch, see the …
Friday, December 31, 2010
If you accidentally overindulge or don't have a designated driver, you still have plenty of ways to get home safely - some of them in your own car!
A few glasses of bubbly make New Year's Eve all the merrier. Before you leave for this year's party make sure you know how you're getting home. A designated driver is the best option, but sometimes it's hard to find a friend who isn't in the mood to indulge. To make sure you're not one of the road wreck statistics this New Year's Eve, we've compiled a list of safe ways to get yourself home. SCOOTER GUY It costs more than a cab, but if you're anxious about leaving your car at the party, this is a great alternative. The Scooter Guy puts his scooter in your trunk, drives you home in your own car, and scoots off to his next client. It costs around $65. ST LOUIS DESIGNATED DRIVER This "members only" service requires some advance planning. You …