DUI http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Police Chief Calls Transition To Local Control 'Seamless' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/police-chief-calls-transition-local-control-seamless <p>The end of state control of the St. Louis Police Department was literally centuries in the making. But St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said the change hasn’t been obvious to city residents.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>And that, he said, is a good thing.</p><p>“Local control has been a significant step for the metropolitan police department,” Dotson said. “And really, you haven’t noticed anything. It’s been seamless and transparent like it was supposed to be.”</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 17:36:27 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum & Tim Lloyd 32663 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Police Chief Calls Transition To Local Control 'Seamless' US Supreme Court Sides With Missouri Man, Says Warrants Needed For Most DUI Blood Tests http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-supreme-court-sides-missouri-man-says-warrants-needed-most-dui-blood-tests <p><i>Updated 4:49 p.m. with reporting from KRCU's Jacob McCleland</i></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The United States Supreme Court </span><a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/11-1425_cb8e.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">ruled</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;on Wednesday in a Missouri case that police cannot take a blood test from a drunk driving suspect without a warrant during a routine drunk driving arrest.</span></p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:18:52 +0000 KRCU 25517 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org US Supreme Court Sides With Missouri Man, Says Warrants Needed For Most DUI Blood Tests How bad do you have to drive to get stopped for a DUI check? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/how-poorly-do-you-have-drive-get-stopped-dui-check <p><em>Reporting from WUIS&#39; Rachel&nbsp;Otwell used in this report.</em></p><p>The Illinois Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on just how bad one has to drive before police are justified in stopping to check for Driving Under the Influence, or DUI.</p><p>Dennis Hackett was driving in Joliet when his car twice crossed &quot;slightly&quot; into another lane. A sheriff&#39;s deputy saw it, followed the driver for a while and eventually pulled him over.</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:03:52 +0000 WUIS 3259 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org How bad do you have to drive to get stopped for a DUI check? Former Sunset Hills police officer Miller sentenced to 8 years in prison for DUI crash http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/former-sunset-hills-police-officer-miller-sentenced-8-years-prison-dui-crash <p><strong>Updated at 5:00 p.m. March 10, 2011 with additional comments.</strong></p><p>Former Sunset Hills police officer Christine Miller received her sentence today for the 2009 drunk driving accident that killed four people.</p><p>Miller was sentenced today <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/update-sunset-hills-cop-miller-pleads-guilty-five-charges-drunk-driving-wreck">after pleading guilty to all five counts</a> against her in December 2010. She faced 4 counts for involuntary manslaughter and 1 for second-degree assault.</p> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 20:52:36 +0000 Adam Allington, The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 698 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Former Sunset Hills police officer Miller sentenced to 8 years in prison for DUI crash How much will that DUI or seat belt violation cost you? New data out in Illinois, enforcement up http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/how-much-will-dui-or-seat-belt-violation-cost-you-new-data-out-illinois-enforcement <p>Of course, you should never drink and drive or be in a moving car without wearing a seatbelt, but Illinois motorists will want to be especially mindful this holiday season.</p><p><a href="http://www.isp.state.il.us/">Illinois State Police</a> and local law enforcement are stepping up enforcement on impaired drivers and unbelted motorists this holiday season in what they're calling&nbsp; the "You Drink and Drive, You Lose/Click It or Ticket Holiday Crackdown."</p><p> Wed, 22 Dec 2010 20:22:17 +0000 Julie Bierach 173 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org How much will that DUI or seat belt violation cost you? New data out in Illinois, enforcement up