Saturday, May 11, 2013
The St. Louis County Police Highway Safety Unit and officers from the Division of Patrol will be conducting the checkpoints.
The St. Louis County Police Highway Safety Unit and officers from the Division of Patrol will be conducting sobriety checkpoints throughout the month of May, according to a news release from the St. Louis County Police Department. Specially trained officers will be checking motorists in an effort to reduce the number of intoxicated drivers on our streets and highways. Inconvenience to motorists will be minimal. The officers participating in the enforcement have had additional training in the recognition of motorists who have had too much to drink or are under the influence of illegal drugs. Officers will also issue citations for seat belt and other violations. Join Creve Coeur Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and …
Friday, March 22, 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.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Police pulled the man over just after midnight Feb. 7 in the 11000 block of Olive Boulevard.
A St. Louis man faces a felony driving charge after Creve Coeur Police pulled him over on Olive Boulevard. Sherman Woodard, 62, of the 400 block of West Belle Place in the city of St. Louis, was charged Feb. 22 with driving while intoxicated as a persistent offender. He has two previous alcohol-related driving convictions. Creve Coeur Police said Woodard was drunk when they pulled him over at 12:06 a.m. Feb. 7 in the 11000 block of Olive Boulevard in Creve Coeur. He was found guilty of DWI in 1998 and driving with excessive blood-alcohol content in 1984. Bail was set at $10,000. For more crime information on Creve Coeur Patch, see the following articles:
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 …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The driver had two previous DWI arrests, and admitted to police she mixed alcohol and prescription medicine.
A woman alerted Creve Coeur Police to a driver who appeared to be drunk on Olive Boulevard, and police pulled the woman over, according to a report. Lucy Murphy, 50, of the 11900 block of Charter Oak Parkway just north of Creve Coeur, was charged Jan. 23 with driving while intoxicated as a persistent offender, a felony. Police said she had two prior DWI convictions. Creve Coeur Police said they received a call at 5:02 p.m. Jan. 22 from a woman who said a driver had stopped to ask her for directions. The driver appeared lost, disoriented and slurred her speech, the woman told police. She provided a car description and a license plate number. An officer said he spotted the car going east on Olive, turned north onto Craig Road and then turned…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Michael P. Bates told police he drank beer and took OxyContin before driving, according to court documents.
A North County man faces a felony charge for drunk driving in Creve Coeur. Michael P. Bates, 53, of the 1100 block of Maple Avenue in Spanish Lake, was charged Feb. 7 with driving while intoxicated as a persistent offender. Bates has two previous alcohol-related driving convictions. Creve Coeur Police said Bates was pulled over on Feb. 7 on westbound Olive Boulevard near Fee Fee Road after an officer spotted him speeding and weaving. The officer noticed signs Bates was intoxicated, and he admitted drinking beer and taking OxyContin two hours before being stopped, according to a police report. Police said Bates refused a breathalyzer test, and a search warrant was issued to take a blood sample. Bates previously was convicted of DWI in 1992 …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Bart Laster has three previous alcohol-related driving convictions and faces three additional DWI charges, including one in Creve Coeur.
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Wednesday, February 27
*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 Creve Coeur, and his sixth alcohol-related driving charge overall. He was pulled over after leaving an accident scene at the Blanchette Bridge last 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 …
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, February 8, 2013
The St. Louis County man has two previous DWI convictions, and was charged as a persistent offender.
The following information was supplied by court documents. It does not indicate a conviction where an arrest was made. A St. Louis County man faces his third drunk driving charge after being pulled over near New Ballas Road and Olive Boulevard. Richard J. Delargy, 33, of the 12700 block of Cypressway Drive in unincorporated St. Louis County north of Creve Coeur, was charged Jan. 17 with driving while intoxicated as a persistent offender, a class D felony. Creve Coeur Police said Delargy made a left turn on a red light and was pulled over by a patrol officer at 11:59 p.m. May 27. The officer said Delargy had watery, bloodshot eyes and he smelled a strong alcohol odor. The officer reported seeing eight intoxication clues during a field …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Kenneth Morgan of Olivette has made pleas or been found guilty in a trio of DWI cases in St. Louis County dating back to 1999.
An Olivette man faces a fourth DWI charge after Creve Coeur Police pulled him over for failing to drive in a single lane on Olive Road in the early morning hours Dec. 27. Kenneth Morgan, 42, of the 1100 block of Crockett Drive in Olivette, was charged Dec. 27 with driving while intoxicated as an aggravated offender, a class C felony. Creve Coeur Police said officers saw that Morgan could not maintain a single lane while driving on Olive Road near Cross Creek Drive at about 1:20 a.m. Dec. 27. The officer said Morgan had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, strong odor of alcohol on his breath and swayed and stumbled when he attempted to walk. Morgan failed to complete the sobriety test, and a breath sample showed he had a blood-alcohol content …