Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Police stopped Zachary Cain in Webster Groves, but his previous DWIs convictions occurred in Wildwood.
A Ballwin man faces a third alcohol-related driving offense after Webster Groves Police pulled him over on Interstate 44. Zachary Eli Cain, 23, of the 700 block of Reinke Road in Ballwin, was charged April 25 with driving while intoxicated as a persistent offender, a class D felony. Webster Groves Police said an officer pulled Cain over after seeing him speeding and passing each vehicle on I-44 at about 10:27 a.m. Sept. 16, eventually striking another vehicle. The officer said noticed a strong odor of alcohol on Cain, and saw he had bloodshot and watery eyes. He said Cain did poorly on a sobriety test and a Breathalyzer indicated he had a 0.162 blood-alcohol content. Join Eureka-Wildwood Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook…
Friday, May 3, 2013
St. Louis County Police said Joseph Edward Stone was driving while intoxicated on Manchester Road. He has three previous alcohol-related driving convictions.
A Wildwood man faces a felony driving while intoxicated charge after being stopped along Manchester Road. Joseph Edward Stone, 50, of the 200 block of Catlin Avenue in Wildwood, was charged April 19 with DWI as an aggravated offender. Stone has three previous convictions for alcohol-related driving offenses. A St. Louis County police officer said he saw Stone driving and straddling the double yellow line in the 16800 block of Manchester Road. He said Stone also crossed a lane line and struck a curb while driving. The officer pulled Stone’s vehicle over and said the driver smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot and watery eyes and admitted drinking alcohol. Stone did poorly on a sobriety test and a Breathalyzer showed his blood-alcohol content …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Eureka Police Department says it's cracking down on drunk driving this month with a "Zero Tolerance Means Zero Chances" message.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The Eureka Police Department issued the following details of its plan to crack down on drunk drivers in a news release. With prom and graduation season here, Missouri law enforcement want to make sure Missouri youth are celebrating safe and sober. Eureka Police Department will join other Missouri law enforcement agencies to crack down on drunk driving May 2 – 13, 2013. It is illegal for someone under 21 to possess or consume alcohol in Missouri, yet youth make up a significant proportion of drunk drivers causing traffic crashes on Missouri roadways. Missouri has a Zero Tolerance Law. If you are under 21, your license will be suspended if you’re caught driving with even a …
Monday, April 29, 2013
St. Louis County Police said Roy Anthony Garozzo was driving halfway on the road's shoulder, swerved over and nearly struck another car.
A Chesterfield man is accused of his seventh alcohol-impaired driving charge after being pulled over on Manchester Road in Wildwood. Roy Anthony Garozzo, 52, of the 1000 block of Westmeade Drive in Chesterfield, was charged April 19 with driving while intoxicated as a chronic offender. Garozzo has six previous alcohol-related driving convictions. St. Louis County Police said an officer saw Garozzo driving halfway on the shoulder of the road at 11:57 p.m. March 23 at Manchester Road near Ellisville Towne Centre Drive. He then swerved over, almost striking another car, the officer said. The officer pulled Garozzo’s car over and noticed a strong smell of alcohol. He said Garozzo had bloodshot and watery eyes. The officer said Garozzo did …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Clint Terrill, charged with driving while intoxicated in March 2013 and April 2012, has previous DWI convictions in 2009 and 2010.
A Wildwood man faces a felony charge after being pulled over for swerving on Westglen Farms Drive near Downey Terrace on March 16. Clint Terrill, 25, of the 18700 block of Hardt Road in Wildwood, was charged Thursday with driving while intoxicated (DWI) as a persistent offender. He has two previous DWI convictions, and has another DWI charge pending. St. Louis County Police reported an officer spotted Terrill’s car swerving and almost striking other cars on Westglen Farms Drive at about 1:30 a.m. March 16. The officer pulled Terrill over and noticed a strong odor of alcohol and said Terrill had glassy and bloodshot eyes. He said Terrill admitted drinking about eight beers and smoking several bowls of marijuana. Terrill did poorly on a …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Here are the results from the Missouri State Highway Patrol's recent DWI saturation in St. Louis County. It focused on finding drunk drivers.
Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) officers released the results in of the crackdown in a news release. Four Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers conducted the enforcement operation on Friday, March 15 in St. Louis County. According to the recent news release, the eight-hour operation netted the following results.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is kicking up enforcement this weekend searching for drunk drivers as St. Patrick's Day celebrations take place around the St. Louis area.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) is warning drivers to "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over." Troopers and other police departments around the St. Louis area will be taking place in enforcing the campaign as St. Patrick's Day festivities take place throughout the area. The MSHP made the announcement in a recent news release. During the period of March 14-17, police are cracking down on drunk driving by conducting DWI saturations in an effort to remove impaired drivers from the road. Impaired driving contributes to nearly 30 percent of all Missouri fatal traffic crashes, the release stated. Approximately 205 people were killed in crashes involving an impaired driver in 2012, according the the MSHP. The MSHP reminds drivers that the …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Eureka Police said the driver was swerving on Dreyer Avenue, and he told officers he "had a pint."
A Eureka man faces felony charges after police pulled his car over at Dreyer and Central avenues in Eureka. Alan K. Grant, 51, of the 600 block of Legends View Drive in Eureka, was charged Feb. 11 with driving while intoxicated (DWI) as an aggravated offender, a class C felony. He has three previous DWI convictions. Eureka Police said an officer pulled Grant’s car over at 11:10 p.m. July 23, after he saw his car swerving on Dryer Avenue. The officer said he smelled a strong odor of alcohol, and saw Grant’s eyes were watery and bloodshot. Grant did poorly on a sobriety test and admitted he “had a pint,” according to a police report. A Breathalyzer test show Grant’s blood-alcohol content was at 0.234 percent. Grant also was convicted of DWI …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
A truck driver was killed trying to avoid Matthew Snyders' car in the middle of I-44 after he hit a guardrail one mile west of Six Flags near Eureka.
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Wednesday, February 20
A Webster Groves man was indicted by a St. Louis County grand jury on an involuntary manslaughter charge Jan. 30. See previous article: Man Charged With Manslaughter in Truck Driver's Death St. Louis County prosecutors charge that Matthew Snyders, 44, of the 1400 block of South Elm Avenue in Webster Groves, was driving while intoxicated when he hit a guardrail on westbound I-44 about a mile west of Six Flags about 4:55 a.m. Sept. 27. See Eureka-Wildwood Patch coverage of the accident: Name of I-44 Fatality Revealed, Other Driver Charged with DWI His car spun out and his 2007 Saturn Ion stopped on I-44 in dense fog, and Snyders got out of the car, according to Missouri Highway Patrol report. An oncoming truck swerved to avoid Snyder’s …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Police will conduct operation A.R.R.E.S.T. this weekend in St. Louis County to crack down on impaired driving.
Missouri State Highway Patrol officers made the announcement of the crackdown in a news release. According to the release, “Operation A.R.R.E.S.T” (Alcohol Related Response Enforcement Strike Team) will take place in St. Louis County Saturday. The operation will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 3 a.m., Sunday. "The purpose of Operation A.R.R.E.S.T. is to increase the motoring public’s awareness of the potential hazards of operating a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition," the MSHP stated in the release. Six Missouri state troopers will be conducting the operation across the county this weekend. "Troopers continually work to maximize enforcement efforts in deterring impaired driving, to remove intoxicated drivers from Missouri roadways…