Weekly Traffic and DWI news – August

  1. Man was arrested for a DWI when he missed a driveway and drove into an embankment.
  2. St. Louis County Police and the Missouri Highway Patrol will be conducting random sobriety checkpoints throughout August. The agencies indicate that the checkpoints will be in various  locations known for having increased occurrences of alcohol-related drivers. That would be popular short cuts and easy ways to avoid main streets.
  3. Highway Patrol will also be conducting DWI saturations in St. Charles, Lincoln and Jefferson Counties during the month of August. According to reports MSHP chose these counties due to a high number of drinking related accidents.
  4. Many St. Louis residents partake in the amnesty program receiving vouchers to avoid or recall warrants for unpaid tickets.
  5. Missouri’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign starts today, August 16, and goes through September 2. The statewide campaign involves DWI saturation patrols and DWI checkpoints.

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