Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Thomas Gasperoni ran the red light causing the collision. Bridgeton Police said the other driver sustained a concussion and broken collarbone, along with three broken ribs.
A man faces assault charges after police said he ran a red light, crashing into another car and injuring the driver. Bridgeton Police said Thomas Gasperoni, 31, of the 600 block of Meadowgrass in Florissant was driving while intoxicated. The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged Gasperoni on March 5 with second-degree assault. Bridgeton Police said witnesses saw Gasperoni driving at a high rate of speed Nov. 27 when he ran a red light at N. Lindbergh Boulevard and Missouri Bottom Road, crashing into another car. The other driver sustained a concussion, a broken collarbone, three broken ribs and cuts and bruises. Gasperoni’s blood was drawn at the hospital following the crash. An analysis showed his blood-alcohol content …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Police say Albert Bass Jr asked the homeowner for a cigarette before fleeing through a nearby field. Police caught him, saw signs he was drunk and gave him a Breathalyzer test.
A man who crashed his SUV into a Hazelwood home March 7 and fled the scene on foot now faces criminal charges. Albert H. Bass Jr, 37, of East St. Louis, IL, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, a class D felony, and driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. Hazelwood Police said Bass was driving on Dunn Road and lost control of his SUV, driving it into a residence in the 3900 block of Dunn Road in Hazelwood, causing an estimated $10,000 in damages. The resident said Bass made several attempts to back the vehicle away from the house, but his tires spun in place. The man said Bass then got out of the vehicle, asked for a cigarette, then ran behind the house into some nearby woods. Police caught Bass running through a field a …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
When the Hazelwood Police Department arrived on the scene the driver was no where to be found.
A man is in police custody after crashing his SUV into a Hazelwood home at about 1 a.m. Thursday. Hazelwood police officers responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash where a vehicle struck the residence in the 3900 block of Dunn Road. Upon arrival, the officers found a Chevrolet Jimmy lodged into the front of a house. No one inside the home was hurt. According to the report the man driving the SUV ran away from the scene on foot abandoning the vehicle. Police located the man several blocks away and arrested him for leaving the scene of an accident and suspected driving while intoxicated. Stay up-to-date on this story. Remember you can like Hazelwood Patch on Facebook. Don't forget to visit Twitter: @HazelwoodPatch, or signup for the …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Bart Laster has three previous alcohol-related driving convictions and faces three additional DWI charges.
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Wednesday, February 27
A St. Charles man faces his fifth DWI charge within the last two years and his sixth alcohol-related driving charge overall. He was pulled over after leaving an accident scene at the Blanchette Bridge Wednesday, police said. Bart Laster, 40, of the 1000 block of Cole Boulevard in St. Charles, was charged Wednesday with driving while intoxicated as an aggravated offender and leaving the scene of an accident. Stay in the know on this story. Like Patch on Facebook. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter or signup for the Patch newsletter here. A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper said Laster was eastbound on Interstate 70 on the Blanchette Bridge when he caused an accident. He left the scene, but Maryland Heights Police later pulled him over…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Hazelwood Police Department said the incident is still under investigation as a possible DUI.
What Coletta Lloyd didn't expect to find on November 2 upon returning home was a car parked in her living room, but it's surely what happened. "My daughter gets off from work at 11 p.m., so I'd just left to pick her up," Lloyd said. "It happened 10 minutes after I left the house. "Thank God we were not at home at the time." Lloyd said a neighbor called and told her what happened just as she was on the way home. A vehicle plowed its way into her condominium in the 7600 block of Hazelcrest Drive in Hazelwood and was resting in her living room. "We were only able to grab a small amount of clothes at the time of the incident," Lloyd said. "Two weeks later I was allowed in to get us some winter clothes." In the meantime, Lloyd, her daughter and…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Removing intoxicated drivers from roadways is a high priority for St. Louis County police officers, says St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch.
During the entire month of October, St. Louis County Police Highway Safety Unit and Division of Patrol officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints. Officers who received extra training regarding the effects of illegal drugs and alcohol will check motorists to reduce the number of intoxicated and impaired drivers on streets and highways, including in Hazelwood. St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch said checkpoints have been an effective method for improving public safety. Officers also will issue citations for seat belt and other violations. "We conduct checkpoints almost every month of the year as part of our efforts to reduce alcohol-related crashes," said St. Louis County Highway Safety Unit Sgt. David Stuckmeyer. He said about 30 …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
HPD will conduct DWI sobriety checkpoints next weekend, July 20 and 21. It says “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”
It's that time of year again. Warmer weather means people want ot enjoy outdoor activities and travel more. But it can also mean more instances of impaired driving. In an effort to keep local roadways safe from drivers not at their best, the Hazelwood Police Department (HPD) will be conducting DWI Sobriety Checkpoints next weekend at various undisclosed locations within the city limits. In 2011, 218 people were killed and 867 seriously injured in crashes state-wide involving intoxicated drivers. The message HPD said it wants to convey to local residents is “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” During this time of year, more people are out on the roads driving because of the nicer weather, busier schedules, and the upcoming Memorial Day …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
HPD will conduct DWI sobriety checkpoints on several weekends this summer as part of its “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
BAT Van used to during Dec. 10 checkpoint enables officers to check more people.
The Hazelwood Police Department stopped two drunk drivers during a sobriety checkpoint on Dec. 10. Sgt. Timothy Burger, of the Special Operations Group and Traffic Management Team for the Hazelwood Police Department, said 292 vehicles were stopped. "Of the 292 vehicles that went through we made 2 arrests of drunk drivers bother who were nearly double the legal alcohol limit," he said. Burger said there were 23 traffic citations handed out to drivers including three to drivers who either had revoked or suspended licenses. The checkpoint occurred at the 4600 block of Aubuchon Road within Hazelwood's city limits around 10p.m. and ended at 2:30a.m. "We look at how many accidents and citations we have on a road," he said of selecting the …
Monday, December 6, 2010
At a Monday press conference police unveiled a new BAT van and victims showed what life is like after a alcohol related fatality.
North St. Louis County law enforcement joined forces Monday, for the official unveiling of the county's new Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT) van. At a press conference held at the Hazelwood Police Department, more than 30 law enforcement officers from around the county stood united while Leanna Depue, Director of MoDOT's Highway Safety Division, announced the holiday DWI mobilization period, Dec. 6 – 12. Michael Campbell, Sr., was present at the conference and knows all too well the effects of drunk driving. He lost his son in a tragic drunk driving accident Oct. 14, 1994. "I know the joy of the season but I also know the pain," he said. "I also know the guilt and the shame because I'm the drunk driver that killed my son and injured two …