Repeat DWI offender gets 15 years in prison

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Law Makers Propose new restrictions Making Interlock Mandatory for all DWI Offenders

St. Louis area drivers might be interested to know about a new proposal in the U.S. House of Representatives. Law makers have proposed new requirements for drunk drivers, the proposal would require all those convicted of a DWI offense to have ignition interlock installed in their car. Ignition interlock is a device that measures blood … Continue reading Law Makers Propose new restrictions Making Interlock Mandatory for all DWI Offenders

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How high is too high?

Missouri Law In Missouri, there is no separate DWI/DUI statute for drug impairment, and instead, driving under the influence of drugs is included in the DWI statute, §577.010.  Intoxication in Missouri is described as any intoxication that in any manner impairs the ability of a person to operate a motor vehicle is sufficient to sustain … Continue reading How high is too high?

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DWI and Assault charges after causing car accident

Driving while intoxicated is a serious charge, but it becomes even more serious when it results in an accident. Recently a man allegedly hit a Missouri State Highway Patrolman’s car as he was getting out to perform a traffic stop. When the man’s car collided with the state patrolman’s vehicle, it pushed it into the … Continue reading DWI and Assault charges after causing car accident

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Rolla Woman Convicted of DWI; Persistent Offender

A Rolla, Missouri woman was recently found guilty of DWI Persistent Offender according to the Prosecuting Attorney for the case. In sentencing, the woman faces up to four years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. The woman was arrested in September after being stopped for a lane violation and being asked to … Continue reading Rolla Woman Convicted of DWI; Persistent Offender

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Several DWI Arrests Made by Police at Checkpoints

Two Missouri law enforcement agencies teamed up to make 11 DWI arrests recently. Over 270 vehicles were stopped as part of the checkpoint between 10pm and 2:50am. Several other arrests were made for Drug Possession and Driving while Suspended or Revoked. State grants make sobriety checkpoints like these possible. While conducting sobriety checkpoints, law enforcement … Continue reading Several DWI Arrests Made by Police at Checkpoints

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Fine print in Missouri guidelines regarding breath analysis equipment

The Department of Health and Senior Services has strict written guidelines regarding the maintenance of breath analysis equipment used by law enforcement. These guidelines are in place to uphold the chemical integrity of breath tests. Current regulations state, the machines must be periodically tested at one of three levels of blood-alcohol content: 0.10 percent, 0.08 … Continue reading Fine print in Missouri guidelines regarding breath analysis equipment

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Man goes to prison after 3rd DWI

A 31-year-old man with three driving while intoxicated convictions is headed to prison after violating his probation. The man got his first DWI in De Soto in 2001 and second in Festus in 2005. Court records show he was again accused of DWI on a revoked license on southbound Hwy. 67 at Meyer Rd. on … Continue reading Man goes to prison after 3rd DWI

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Kansas Man faces DWI charges in Missouri

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says alcohol was a factor in a rollover accident on Interstate 29 on Thursday. A 43-year-old man from Stillwater, Kanasas, was arrested for DWI after losing control of his car heading north on Interstate 29 near mile marker 38. Troopers said the man hit the median, over corrected, then ht a … Continue reading Kansas Man faces DWI charges in Missouri

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