LSL police to setup sobriety checkpoints during March
The Lake Saint Louis Police Department in conjunction with the St. Charles County DWI Task force will be conducting sobriety checkpoints at various locations within the city of Lake Saint Louis during the month of March. The checkpoints are aimed at reducing the number of intoxicated driver related accidents which occur on roadways and will be conducted at or near problem areas.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, alcohol involvement remains the leading factor in motor vehicle deaths.
The checkpoints will involve briefly stopping traffic to check for intoxicated drivers. Intoxicated drivers will be arrested. Others will be allowed to proceed after a short delay.
“Area motorists may be slightly inconvenienced by these checks,” said LSL Police Chief Michael Force. “However, cooperation and patience from citizens will assist in this important public safety effort.”