Police to closely watch I-270 near St. Louis - KMOV.com

Police to closely watch I-270 near St. Louis

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- St. Louis-area motorists traveling on Interstate 270 this summer can expect to see extra patrols.

St. Louis County police said Tuesday that officers from around the region are banding together in an effort to curtail dangerous, aggressive driving on I-270.

The departments have formed a High Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) that will operate June 21 through Sept. 21. The team includes the county police, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and officers from Bridgeton, Creve Coeur, Ferguson, Florissant, Hazelwood, Maryland Heights, and Town and Country.

County police say a study of 2009 accident statistics revealed nearly 1,700 crashes on I-270.

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