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The City of Creve Coeur is situated within St. Louis County, Missouri, and is located at 300 N. New Ballas Rd, Creve Coeur, Missouri 63141.
The police officers in Creve Coeur are very vigilant, and monitor their city in a very proactive manner.
Creve Coeur is one of the local municipalities that has frequently set up DWI checkpoints in the past, in an effort to apprehend drunk drivers.
A DWI checkpoint is where the police section-off a portion of roadway, where they stop and speak to motorists passing through, to determine if the drivers have consumed alcohol or are otherwise intoxicated.
During these checkpoints, arrests are frequently made as drivers who are allegedly under the influence are snared in the net of the officers.
Anyone passing into a checkpoint is "trapped" in a sense, and any car that tries to break out of the lane to escape the checkpoint will be chased down by the police (if they see them).
There are special rules that apply to DWI checkpoints. If the police fail to follow these special rules, it is possible to have any evidence suppressed.
If you are stopped for a traffic violation such as speeding or improper lane use, and the officer claims that they smell alcohol emanating from your breath, they will ask you to step out of the car.
It is possible that they will ask you some questions before having you exit the vehicle, so that they can get a "feel" for your demeanor and whether you might have a BAC over the legal limit.
Once out of the vehicle, you will most likely be asked to perform some sobriety tests on the side of the road.
If the officer feels that you failed the tests, they will arrest you for DWI, and take you to the station for processing and for a breath test.
In some jurisdictions today officers have inside their patrol vehicle the proper breath testing device, and can perform the breath test right there on the side of the road.
Before administering the breath test the officer will need to wait 15 minutes while observing you to make sure you don't have anything in your mouth such as chewing gum, and that you don't vomit or otherwise cause stomach contents to come up into your mouth before taking the test (such as by belching, etc).
If the officer is wearing a body cam or if their vehicle has a dash or vehicle cam, all of this will be recorded.
This footage can be obtained by the client's attorney for use at trial.
In addition to DWI cases, the Creve Coeur Police also arrest many people for offenses such as marijuana possession, petty larceny and domestic assault each year.
All of these offenses are considered serious matters and can have detrimental effects on a person's record if they are convicted.