The Lake Saint Louis Police Department, in conjunction with the St. Charles County DWI Taskforce, will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint within the City of Lake Saint Louis during the month of May.
The checkpoints, which aim to reduce the number of intoxicated driver related accidents which occur on our roadways, will be conducted at or near problem areas.
Traffic will be stopped briefly at the checkpoint to identify intoxicated drivers, who will be arrested. Others will be allowed to proceed after a short delay.
“Area motorists may be slightly inconvenienced by these checks,” said Chief Michael Force. “However, cooperation and patience from citizens will assist in this important public safety effort.”
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Alcohol involvement remains the leading factor in motor vehicle deaths.