O'Fallon's DWI Checkpoints Yield Five DWI Arrests

The checkpoints were held on Saturday, August 24.

The O'Fallon Police Department issued a press release Friday, Sept. 6 with the results of its recent DWI checkpoints that were held on Sat., Aug. 24.

The checkpoints yielded: 
  • 5 DWI arrests
  • 4 driving while suspended arrests
  • 2 fugitive arrests
  • 6 misdemeanor drug possession arrests
  • 1 felony drug possession arrest
The DWI checkpoints were staffed by officers from multiple agencies with the St. Charles Multi-Jurisdictional DUI Enforcement Task Force. 

"Driving while intoxicated remains one of the top causes of fatal car crashes in Missouri," the press release stated. "In 2012, 230 people were killed and 868 seriously injured in crashes involving an impairied driver. The City of O'Fallon continues to encourage drivers to make a simple, smart choice to drive sober."
Mr. O' Fallon September 19, 2013 at 05:26 PM
What does D.A.D.D. stand for and how does one contact this organization?
John Mulherin September 19, 2013 at 06:49 PM
M.A.D.D. Is for Mothers and D.A.D.D. Is Dads against Drunk Driving And you can get information at info@DADD.org
Cunninglinguest September 19, 2013 at 10:48 PM
A whiner and complainer. That's an odd thing to call someone who points out the facts. You might as well have called me a bertrampaul and johN. That was a fine fine list of suggestions you gave me there Mr. Martreb, but you forgot the most important one. The one where I stand and click the heels of my ruby red slippers together 3 times while saying zero tolerance, zero tolerance, zero tolerance. It's sure to be just as effective as anything you mentioned. Now D.A.R.E. is a great program for effecting change in the future, but something must be done now. As YOU yourself just admitted "There's a MILLION stories out there" concerning alcohol related traffic fatalities. I don't know where you were born so I don't know how much you know about American history. Between 1920-1933 there was something called Prohibition which made alcohol consumption illegal. It was a huge failure. Consumption actually increased during those years. Americans love their booze. An unintended consequence was the huge loss of tax revenue generated from alcohol sales. So we know this approach to the problem of drunk driving won't work. What's left? Heavy enforcement of ZERO TOLERANCE. As sure as your name is Nhoj, I know that idea wouldn't fly, because it would greatly impact those that make, enforce, and prosecute the laws, those who govern, and millions of other fine upstanding citizens who can't live without their fix. You may be the kind of silly goose who can put a happy face :) on a serious problem, but I'm not. Nothing would make me happier than to assist the police in their enforcement efforts. - Cunning
Nhoj Luap Martreb September 21, 2013 at 07:41 PM
Cunning- ( Dorathy or Judy ) All you indicate is somewhat fact..... Your statement that there was an admission that" there's are a million stories concerning alcohol related traffic fatalities" was never sent to this post. ( apart from you ) Please re-read what was actually sent. Dorathy, Let us reason together. The comment was directly sent on behalf of the losses you feel.... And yes, unfortunately , You are just simply one. Your comment regarding D.A.R.E. and being happier than to assist the police is a good start to to make a statement.....But talk ( and now day's text ) is cheap. But isn't your main concern with the lack ( of what you feel ) the neglect of what the police are doing???? I could not detect any mention of what involvement with the city or any suggested programs you intend to address. Again the best suggestion would be to address the city at the meetings we share as a community. Contact M.A.D.D & D.A.D.D & ALL the others you can find on the web. Also. Please pick up where Earnest Cherrington, Wayne Wheeler, Howard Russell & countless others left off with the Temperance Movement.... I think you should start today!... Well... enough said, You could possibly be the catalyst for new change in Democracy.... All you need to do is act! John, Thank you for providing Mr. O' Fallon with information for D.A.D.D. I will now sign off and remove myself from this site. Toodles, -Martreb
Cunninglinguest September 21, 2013 at 11:22 PM
You can run but you can't hide Mr. Martreb. You'll still be lurking out there in the recesses where the sun doesn't shine. waiting to see how I responded. Everything I have indicated is not "some what" fact, it's absolute. Now don't do what Mr. Obama does by drawing a red line, then denying he drew the red line. I re-read what you said. You stated "There's a MILLION stories out there", in regard to my brother being killed in an alcohol related traffic fatality. That was your admission. And no, my main concern isn't the lack of what the police are doing. I stated in a previous post that it wasn't the cops fault. I made it perfectly clear it was the fault of our legislators and all the fine people in this country who can't do with out their drug of choice. And don't "Toodles" me. I don't swing that way. - Dorthy


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