Specially trained officers from the St. Louis County Police Department will be checking motorists to see if they are under the influence as part of a DWI enforcement campaign.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
- Dan Barger
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The St. Louis County Police Highway Safety Unit and officers from the Division of Patrol will be conducting sobriety checkpoints throughout the month of December, 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. "Removing intoxicated drivers from our roadways is a high priority for the …
Be advised: Officers trained especially to evaluate drivers for those under the influence of drugs or alcohol will apply increased diligence throughout St. Louis County this month.
St. Louis County Police Highway Safety Unit and Division of Patrol officers will conduct an increased number of sobriety checkpoints throughout July, announced St. Louis County Police Officer and spokesperson Rick Eckhard this week. "Removing intoxicated drivers from our roadways is a high priority for the St. Louis County Police," stated County Police Chief Tim Fitch in the announcement. "The use of checkpoints has been proven to be an effective method to accomplish this goal." Officers participating in this enforcement had additional training in recognizing motorists who have had too much to drink, or are under the influence of illegal drugs, said Eckhard. Officers also will issue citations for seat belt and other violations, he said.