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DUI Checkpoint in Creve Coeur Tonight (8/28)

The Creve Coeur Police Department has announced that they will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location in the city tonight (8/28) between 10pm and 3am. From my experience living in Creve Coeur for several years, these checkpoints were almost exclusively conducted on Olive within a mile of either side of Highway 270, but Creve Coeur is a rather large municipality and tonight's checkpoint could be conducted anywhere. So be alert if you're in the area this evening.


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What the Missouri Supreme Court’s Red-Light Camera Ruling Means for You

Yesterday the Missouri Supreme Court released its long-awaited opinions regarding red light camera ordinances in our state. The court ruled that the St. Louis red-light camera ordinance violates the constitution because it more or less forces a defendant to actually prove that he was not the one driving the car through a red light. The court also said that St. Peters' law - which treats these violations as "moving violations" but issues no points to their driver's record - violates state law and is thus void. A similar ordinance enacted in Moline Acres was also struck down by the court....


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Senate Bill 5 (Municipal Court Reform) Breakdown

Governor Nixon signed Senate Bill 5 into law last week. As I discussed in May, this Bill will have huge implications on municipal courts in this state, especially in St. Louis County. These reforms are long overdue. On St. Louis Public Radio yesterday, Glendale/Kirkwood State Senator Eric Schmitt provides a thorough breakdown of Senate Bill 5. You can listen to this interesting interview here, and you can read the full text of the bill here.


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