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 …
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 …
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 Creve Coeur Patch, see the following …
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Storms don't stop Creve Coeur New Year's Eve effort from moving forward
When Thomas Bitter received a call from his son Jason asking if his curfew could be extended, Bitter saw no harm in it. The young man, a 17-year-old athlete with a winning sense of humor, was given permission to stay out later than normal. It was the last conversation Bitter would ever have with his son. "As it turns out, that was one of those decisions that I'll regret but I've come to peace with the fact that I didn't kill him," Bitter said. "A drunk driver did." Bitter said the young man died when an impaired motorist crossed the center line striking the vehicle Jason was in, killing him and one of his friends. Another person in the car was injured. All three victims were teens. "He was just in the wrong place at the wrong time," said …