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I-70 near Lambert Airport seeing more police presence

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A St. Ann police officer making a traffic stop. Credit: KMOV A St. Ann police officer making a traffic stop. Credit: KMOV

ST. ANN, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Drivers are asking why they are seeing more officers pull drivers over on Interstate 70 just passed Lambert Airport in the City of St. Ann.

Police say drivers are being held accountable. They say the stretch of road on I-70 where officers are patrolling is not considered a speed trap.               

On I-70, the speed limit does not drop dramatically in a small designated area, then increased back to a higher rate.

Chief Aaron Jimenez from the St. Ann Police Department says his officers will hold drivers accountable if they are speeding over 11 miles per hour more than the speed limit.

Another factor why officers are patrolling the area is due to an increase in crashes.

"In the last three months [since April] we've seen 20 - 25 more accidents than normal and two of them were rollovers, which really concern me especially when the rain hits,” said Jimenez. “We have always said this: people are going too fast for conditions; they come around that bend and they wipe out. They end out taking out two or three other cars.”

Jimenez says another issue he is seeing more and more of are drivers without insurance. He says a driver can expect a ticket if you are driving without insurance.

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