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St. Charles DWI Checkpoint Results in 25 Arrests

St. Charles Police Department held a joint DWI checkpoint Friday Sept. 21.

A drunk driving checkpoint held Sept. 21 in the 400 block of Boones Lick Road led police to arrest more than 20 people for DWI.  

The St. Charles Police Department held the checkpoint along with officers from St. Peters and O'Fallon police departments and St. Charles County Sheriff's Department. 

Police stopped 472 vehicles between 9:30 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. and investigated 49 motorists for possible impaired driving, according to a press release. Police arrested 20 people for DWI and five people for other violations such as active warrants or driving while suspended. 

your September 26, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Im guessing the cops were sitting outside of Main St?, 20 people for DWI? Wow that's ridiculous.
Dino McDonnell September 26, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Do the math, it is only 4%. I would have expected more by the complaints of those who live in the area.
Floyd Steven Pope September 26, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Think of the number of drunks that used the several other streets leading away from the BAR District that were driving on your neighborhood streets. If 25 were caught on one street how many more were their?
todd luerding September 27, 2012 at 12:44 AM
How many more could have been caught if so much manpower was not wasted. Get all of these officers out on the roads - where they SHOULD be. These are so wrong in so many ways. Yet, it is a self-feeding money-eating machine.
Kalen Ponche September 27, 2012 at 04:44 AM
I'm not 100 percent sure how this particular checkpoint was funded, but I do know many local law enforcement agencies get grant funding from the state to pay officers overtime to do these checkpoints.
Brenda Hollrah September 27, 2012 at 03:18 PM
So glad to hear of the officers' success in DWI inforcement. The majority of people who feel checkpoints are unfair are those who are breaking the law and need to be caught doing so. No sympathy here. Were was your Designated Driver???
Luci September 27, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Where did you morons go to school? None of you can spell simple words correctly. That's where money should be spent! IN THE SCHOOLS!

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