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 …
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…
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
AAA offers tips for safe traveling during the holidays.
According to AAA, New Year's Day consistently ranks among the deadliest days to be on the road due to alcohol-related traffic incidents. Statistics from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) back up that contention. (Get instant news updates. Like Hazelwood Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.) To help reduce the number of drunk-driving and alcohol-related traffic deaths, AAA offers the following safety tips for New Year's Eve and Day: NIAAA also debunks a few common myths about "sobering up". Myth: You can drive as long as you are not slurring your words or acting erratically. Fact: The coordination needed for driving is compromised long before the signs of intoxication are visible. Plus, the sedative …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Police said the man's blood-alcohol content was .12 percent during the accident.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
A St. Charles County man was charged Friday with causing a 2010 accident on the Blanchette Bridge while driving drunk. Anthony Hutchins, 28, of the 1300 block of Summergate Parkway in St. Charles County just south of St. Peters, was charged with second-degree assault, driving while intoxicated. St. Louis County Police said Hutchins was speeding at 4:50 a.m. Sept. 25, 2010 when he hit the back of the first victim’s car. The collision caused that car to spin out of control and hit two bridge walls. A third car then struck the second car. Drivers of both victims’ cars were injured. The second driver had bruises to the back of his head, while the third driver had a punctured lung, broken ribs and a chipped hip bone. Hutchins also was taken to …
Monday, June 4, 2012
And, three burglaries occur in the same neighborhood in two days.
Here are a few of the crimes that have occurred in the City of Hazelwood throughout the past two weeks. Hazelwood Patch attained the accounts from the Hazelwood Police Department. Property Damage: A vehicle was broken into at St. Louis Mills. There were no items stolen. There was damage to the vehicle. Burglary: Two burglaries occurred in the same night in Hazelwood. The first was in the 6600 block of Monte Drive. The second burglary occurred in the 1000 block of Christina Marie Court less than two block away from the first burglary. Tampering: A juvenile was taken into custody for tampering with items at Cabela's. Second-Degree Burglary: A vacant residence in the 900 block of Chula was broken into. The rear door was pried open an it …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Assaults top Tuesday's Police Blotter with very few instances of other crimes, but there are some rare cases.
Here are a few of the crimes that have occurred in the City of Hazelwood throughout the past two weeks. Hazelwood Patch attained the accounts from the Hazelwood Police Department. Trespassing: Two people were arrested after trespassing on private property in the 5300 block of Knoll Creek Drive. Drug Possession: A person was arrested after being found in possession of marijuana in the 8700 block of Pershall Road. Drug Possession: A suspicious vehicle check revealed a juvenile in possession of controlled substance in the 30 block of Teson Garden Walk. He was taken into custody. Third-Degree Domestic: An arrest warrant has been issued for a man that assaulted his girlfriend in the 4900 block of Spring Forest Lane. Third-Degree Domestic …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
And, a Hazelwood resident wakes up to their parked vehicle being struck by a hit-and-run driver sometime overnight.
Here are a few of the crimes that have occurred in the City of Hazelwood throughout the past two weeks. Hazelwood Patch attained the accounts from the Hazelwood Police Department. Leaving the Scene of an Accident: A parked vehicle was struck in the 5700 block of Campus Court by a hit-and-run driver. Failure to Comply: A man and woman were involved in a verbal argument in the 400 block of Olian Drive. The man refused to provide the officers with any information on the incident or personal information and he was arrested for failure to comply. Domestic Assault: A man was arrested for assaulting a female in the 500 block of Saratoga Lane. Leaving the Scene of an Accident: A parked vehicle was struck sometime overnight by a hit-and-run driver …
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 …
Sunday, December 5, 2010
The Hazelwood Police Department (HPD) will be conducting a DWI Sobriety Checkpoint during the weekend of Dec. 10 - 11 within the city limits.
Although the holiday season is upon us and is a time of celebration, the Hazelwood Police Department (HPD will be out in full-force, to remind drivers that driving while intoxicated will land you in the big house. HPD will be conducting a DWI Sobriety Checkpoint during the weekend of Dec. 10 - 11 within the city limits. Enforcement efforts will be enhanced during this year's Holiday Impaired Driving Campaign, from Dec. 6 - 12, to keep roads and highways. "Everyone should consider the severe consequences of being caught driving while intoxicated," said Police Chief Carl Wolf via press release. "They could have their licenses suspended or even revoked, incur thousands of dollars in fines, and end up serving jail time." Although the exact …