The Wentzville Police Department has announced that it will be conducting a DWI checkpoint this Friday, June 17, 2016.
The checkpoint is funded through the existing MoDOT Highway Safety Grants for DWI enforcement. As such, the police department is required to post notice. The checkpoint is intended to be a deterrent to drinking and driving, while encouraging the use of designated drivers.
According to the Wentzville Police Department’s Facebook page, the checkpoint will be “conducted in the memory of Luke Maue, a 7 year-old boy who was killed by a drunk driver while on a field trip to the St. Louis Zoo in 2001.”
For more information about Luke’s story, or to find out how to support his memory, please visit www.lukes-legacy.org.
The checkpoint will be conducted with assistance from the Multi-Jurisdictional DWI Task Force, and will include the St. Charles City Police Department, St. Peters Police Department, O’Fallon Police Department, Cottleville Police Department, Lake St. Louis Police Department, Wentzville Police Department, recruits enrolled at the Eastern Missouri Police Academy and the St. Charles County Department of Corrections.