Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Christopher Zomphier of Florissant was driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, according to a blood analysis.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Scott
Wednesday, February 20
A man who fled from Frontenac officers during a traffic stop and crashed into a guardrail was driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, police said Christopher Zomphier, 34, of the 500 block of Pelican Lane in Florissant, was charged Jan. 29 with resisting arrest and driving while intoxicated, combined alcohol and drug intoxication. Frontenac Police said officers saw Zomphier driving on Interstate 64 near Ballas Road at about 1:58 a.m. May 26, and he kept drifting and failed to maintain a single lane. An officer pulled him over, but as he was walking towards his car, Zomphier sped away, according to a report. The officer said Zomphier went onto I-270 north at a high rate of speed, and turned onto Ladue Road. He ran off the roadway …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Ladue Police are not commenting on the accident.
A serious crash has the intersection of Ladue Road and Governor Lane in Ladue shut down while authorities reconstruct the scene, KMOV.com reported late Friday night. The station said the head-on accident happened around 9 p.m. Ladue Police would not answer Patch questions about the crash by phone. A call to the Ladue Fire Department found that fire crews from Crestwood had moved over to fill in while Ladue crews responded. Stay with Patch for more information on this developing story.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
A police pursuit that began in Lake St. Louis, ended when the car rolled over along Highway 40 in Town and Country.
Highway 40 was completely backed up in both directions Friday afternoon after a police pursuit that began in Lake St. Louis ended in Town and Country when the suspect vehicle rolled over along the highway. As you can see from the photos included in this article, numerous police agencies helped assist in the incident that happened around 2:30 p.m. Friday. According to Town and Country Police Captain Gary Hoelzer, it began with a pursuit by Lake St. Louis police who were chasing a stolen car wanted in connection to organized retail thefts. The two suspects fled east down Highway 40 and made their way into Town and Country, Hoelzer tells Patch. They exited the highway at Mason Road and then attempted to get back on the interstate, which is …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Excerpts from the blog of Larissa Powers, passing from Washington into Idaho.
Today we rode 76 easy miles from Spokane, WA to Sandpoint, ID, crossing into our second state of the Big Ride Across America. It must be hard for some of you to imagine an easy 76 mile ride, but all things are relative. The last ride we did was across the high desert plains and then the wheat fields of Washington with a vicious headwind trying to send us back to Odessa and their wretched locker room showers! It’s amazing though how high spirits are considering the challenges we have already faced. Everyone is hurting by now. My knee injury was really just the start. Molly, who has the most wonderful smile, the mental toughness of a lioness, and the kindest heart, has to leave us after she crashed on Day 1– requiring surgery in her hand …
Saturday, March 3, 2012
The two-car crash happened shortly after 8:30 p.m. Saturday, a Ladue Fire Department official said.
One person sustained minor injuries in a two-car accident Saturday on southbound Interstate 170, a Ladue Fire Department official said. It happened between Delmar Boulevard and Ladue Road. Officials received a call for help at about 8:40 p.m., Lt. Gary Kreitler said. One person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, and the scene had been cleared by about 10 p.m. The accident shut down all but the left lane of traffic on southbound I-170 while emergency officials worked the scene. The Ladue and Olivette fire departments responded to the accident, Kreitler said. Police vehicles and tow trucks also provided assistance. A utility light more than 20 feet tall lit the area. At least one car appeared to have been totaled. It was facing …