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From mid-December through New Year’s Day, local police will be out in force as part of the annual nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on drunk driving. The crackdown, which will include high-visibility enforcement throughout Hawk Point area, will run from December 13, 2013 through January 2, 2014. The effective nationwide drunk driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising,
Four people were injured in separate crashes Wednesday (Dec. 4) in Lincoln County, the Missouri State Highway reported. The first accident occurred at 7:50 a.m. on South Lincoln Drive at Business Park Drive. According to the report, a 2006 Ford Econoline van driven by Scott Bonney, 50, of Troy, was stopped in southbound traffic, attempting to make a left turn onto Business Park Drive. A 1994 Toyota Corolla driven by
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports eight people died during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period–from 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. Troopers investigated 299 traffic crashes, which included 140 injuries. In addition, troopers arrested 139 people for driving while intoxicated. The Highway Patrol investigated seven of the fatalities. The St. Louis Police Department investigated the remaining fatality. [During the 2012 Thanksgiving holiday, troopers
Missourians may see their first widespread winter event this week, as accumulating snow and ice are forecast for much of the state on Thursday and Friday. Missouri Department of Transportation is carefully monitoring weather forecasts and preparing to plow and treat state routes as needed. Travelers should also take their own precautions, as the first bout of snow or ice means motorists’ winter driving skills may be a bit rusty.
A Winter Car Kit can literally save your life during a snowstorm. Plan ahead now and store emergency supplies in your car trunk. A portable all-hazard NOAA weather radio carried with you when traveling will keep you informed of weather developments and emergency updates. If you do not have a weather radio, include a battery-powered radio with spare batteries in case your car radio fails. Other basic items in your
HANNIBAL – Weather permitting, Tuesday, December 3, MoDOT crews will be working on a culvert replacement on Route RA approximately ½ mile north of Woods Road between Falcon Pointe Drive and Brownie Lane in Lincoln County. Route RA will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the culvert replacement.Residential traffic on Route RA north of Falcon Pointe Drive and (Brownie and Henke Lanes) will be able to detour
A Troy woman traveled into traffic Saturday evening in an accident in St. Charles County, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The accident occurred Nov. 16 on Highway 61 in the southbound lanes at Peine Road. Time of the accident was 5:26 p.m. According to the report, Dawn Buter, 39, a pedestrian, traveled into the lane of traffic to retrieve an item and was struck by