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Police to Host DWI Checkpoint This Weekend in St. Charles

Officers from the St. Charles Police department will be joined by officers from the St. Peters Police Department and deputies from the St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department and other agencies for the checkpoint.

The St. Charles Police Department will host a multijurisdictional DWI checkpoint this weekend.

Officers from the St. Charles Police department will be joined by officers from the St. Peters Police Department and deputies from the St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department and other agencies.

While the exact location of the operation is notbeing disclosed, it will be within the City of St. Charles.

The operation is funded by a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation, Division of Highway and Traffic Safety.

 

Editor's Note: This article is a release from the St. Charles Police Department.

Tracey September 22, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Why would you write about this? The whole reason for having a check point is to catch the idiots that drink and drive. Why would you give people a heads up? Come on Patch get a clue!!
Jim Frain September 22, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Tracey, The Notification about the DWI Check Point "somewhere within the City of St. Charles" is under the direction of law enforcement to publish this information. The Patch has a clue and they work with our police department.
Jordan Lanham September 22, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Hi Tracey, we receive this nformation from the police departments as Jim mentioned. We do not publish this to "give people a heads up," but rather as a reminder to think before you decide to drink and drive.
will September 23, 2012 at 12:39 PM
What happened to our Constitution?....particularly the 4th amendment.
Stu Pedasso September 24, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Halt! Show your identification! Prove that you are innocent! These things are a COMPLETE waste of money. They get almost no impaired drivers off the streets. The manpower would get better results by having all of the officers OUT ON THE STREETS - stopping people who have ACTUALLY DONE SOMETHING WRONG! These are such ineffective money-grabs - it is sickening.
Sensible? I think so September 25, 2012 at 12:24 AM
"having all of the officers OUT ON THE STREETS" That's what the police are doing! Or do you have a way to catch drunk drivers from behind a desk? Our society's toleration of impaired driving is sickening.
Sensible? I think so September 25, 2012 at 12:25 AM
Thank you!!!!
Teressa September 27, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Wouldn't everyone just rather that people don't drive drunk, instead of catching them doing it?
Kalen Ponche September 27, 2012 at 04:38 PM
If anyone wants to see the outcome of the checkpoint, we've got a story here: http://stcharles.patch.com/articles/st-charles-dwi-checkpoint-results-in-25-arrests
Chris September 27, 2012 at 09:37 PM
I dont understand and never will, so please explain this to me. Offficers always sitting out on highways with radar guns, ridimg around looking for any sort of violators to pull over or arrest. Looking for trouble makers! Why can all sort of people sit in bars, resturants and get drunk off their ass and be able to start a car and drive off? I just dont get it!!!
Toni September 27, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Shut up and quit complaining !!! What if one of your family members or friends was killed by a drunk driver !!!! I'm glad they are doing there jobs!!! THANK YOU!!!

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