Saturday, December 8, 2012
St. Louis County Police Department officers this coming week will participate in a stepped up effort to check drivers for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) to help curb holiday injuries and deaths.
Where have you last seen sobriety checkpoints in Chesterfield? You may be seeing them again soon. St. Louis County Police Highway Safety Unit and Division of Patrol officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints throughout the month of December. St. Louis County Police media officer Randy Vaughn said specially trained officers will check motorists to reduce the number of intoxicated drivers on streets and highways. Inconvenience to motorists will be minimal, he said. Chesterfield is covered by the 7th Precinct of the St. Louis County Police Department, who will participate in the 2012 Holiday DWI Enforcement Campaign Dec. 10-16 to stop people from driving impaired. Vaughn told Patch the exact locations of checkpoints could not be revealed …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Starting Aug. 17, Chesterfield police will step up checkpoints to look for impaired drivers.
Joining a state-wide effort, Chesterfield Police will set up checkpoints throughout the city to stop drivers that may be driving under the influence. The crackdown will take place Aug. 17 through Sept. 3. During those days, drivers can expect not only checkpoints but increased patrols that will be out enforcing Missouri DWI laws. “The sobering fact is that impaired driving contributes to nearly 30 percent of all Missouri traffic fatalities,” stated a Chesterfield Police press release. “In 2011, 220 people were killed and 902 seriously injured in crashes involving an impaired driver.” According to that same release, some consequences of drunk driving include jail time, loss of driving licenses, or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks…
Friday, April 29, 2011
Inconvenience to drivers will be minimal.
The Chesterfield Police Department will be holding checkpoints to ensure drivers are not intoxicated in May. Along with the St. Louis County Police Department, police officers will be checking drivers within the city limits of Chesterfield in an effort to reduce driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. A news release from the Chesterfield Polce Department states that the checkpoints will only minimally inconvenience drivers. Officers conducting the checkpoints have had additional training to recognize the signs of drunk driving or driving while under the influence of illegal drugs. They will also issue tickets for seat belt or other violations they see, the news release states.