Month: March 2013

Driver in Home Fatality Gets Additional Charges

A Godfrey man who drove an SUV into a home, killing one of the people who lived there, has been charged with more crimes.  According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch article published March 19, 2013 the driver was under the influence of marijuana, cocaine, anxiety medication and alcohol when he crashed into the home. […]

Written by on March 28, 2013

LED Lights Recalled due to Fire Hazard

The Consumer Products Safety Commission has recently listed an LED light bulb as a fire hazard.  These 120 volt LED light bulbs were imported by Lighting Science Group Corporation and are supposed to use less electricity than traditional incandescent and CFL bulbs. The bulbs in question are marketed under the brand names Definity, Ecosmart, Sylvania, […]

Written by on March 26, 2013

Kirkwood Woman Gets Three Years for Fatal Accident

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has reported that a driver of a car that struck and killed a bicyclist last year was sentenced to three years imprisonment. The sentence is the result of a plea bargain and the Kirkwood woman may be eligible for parole in one year. The incident was brought to trial because the […]

Written by on March 21, 2013

Fleeing Driver Causes Accident on Highway 67

A man driving a Silverado pick-up truck turned onto highway 67 going the wrong way and hit another vehicle causing it to overturn about one mile past the Clark Bridge.  According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch report on March 12 the driver of the pick up truck was a suspect in a home invasion in […]

Written by on March 19, 2013

St. Louis Woman Charged with Several Offenses Due to DUI

A St. Louis woman who was found unresponsive behind the wheel of her car after causing a head on collision has been charged with many offenses, including DUI and two counts of felony assault. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has reported that the accused was driving the wrong way on Route 40/61 and that when the […]

Written by on March 14, 2013

Road Rage Incident Leads to Jail time and Forfeiture of Gun Permit

A man who was arrested last fall in a road rage incident has received a suspended 5 year sentence but will spend thirty days in jail for aiming a handgun at another driver in a road rage incident. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on March 4 that the man in question was making a left […]

Written by on March 12, 2013

Missouri Texting Law May Be Working

According to a Columbia Missourian story reprinted in the St Louis Post-Dispatch the Missouri law against texting by young drivers has not yet resulted in many tickets being written. The story does pass on the sentiment that it is a hard law to enforce, maybe because of the fact that those violating the law may […]

Written by on March 7, 2013

Wrong Way Driver Dies in St. Louis Accident

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has reported that a man who was driving the wrong way on Interstate 55 near Sidney Street was killed after his car collided with another vehicle in an accident on.  The driver had been traveling southbound on I-55 on February 24 before entering the northbound lanes and striking the other vehicle. […]

Written by on March 5, 2013