4th of July Holiday Weekend Traffic Statistics (MSHP)

Five fatalities, 294 crashes reported over 4th of July Holiday Weekend

Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers worked 294 traffic crashes, which included 107 injuries and all five fatalities. Troopers also made 139 DWI arrests and 126 drug arrests over the holiday weekend. 2020 July Fourth Holiday Boating Statistics Troopers worked nine boating crashes, which included four injuries and zero fatalities. Troopers made six BWI arrests and […]

Motorcycle Rider With Helmet

Missouri motorcycle helmet legislation still under review

Missouri’s governor is still reviewing legislation that would allow some motorcyclists to ride without a helmet. The provision is included in a large transportation bill that is now on Governor Mike Parson’s desk. Parson’s spokeswoman, Kelli Jones, told Missourinet on Wednesday that the large bill is still under review. Current Missouri law requires every person operating […]

Motorcycle Crash

Carrollton man injured after being ejected from motorcycle

A Carrollton man was hurt when the motorcycle he was driving overturned in southwestern Carroll County ejecting him from the vehicle. Thirty-two-year-old Adam Geiger was taken to Carroll County Memorial Hospital with moderate injuries. The accident happened Saturday morning on Highway 10 south of Norborne when the eastbound motorcycle went off the road, hit an […]

Motorcycle Police Chase or Pursuit

Breckenridge man being pursued by authorities ejected from bike during crash

The Highway Patrol reports a Breckenridge man being pursued by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department sustained serious injuries when he was ejected from a motorcycle last (Monday) evening. An ambulance and air ambulance transported 35 year old Shane Walter to the University of Missouri Hospital of Columbia. The driver of a pickup truck involved in […]

Motorcycle Crash

Bucklin man injured after losing control of bike on Highway 11

A Bucklin resident was hurt Saturday evening when the motorcycle he was operating overturned on Highway 11 in eastern Linn County. Forty-four-year-old Ronald Eakins was taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield with moderate injuries. The accident happened five miles west of New Boston on Highway 11 as the westbound motorcycle ran off the right […]

Driver's License

Patrol extends suspension of license testing

Missouri State Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel Eric Olson announces that the Patrol is extending again the suspension of written and skills-based driver road testing at all locations until April 27th. The suspension includes operator, commercial driver’s license, and motorcycle testing. The Patrol is also extending the suspension of salvage inspection at all locations and bus […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol extends suspension of testing for licenses

Missouri State Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel Eric Olson announces that the Patrol is extending the suspension of written and skills-based driver road testing at all locations until April 15th in its effort to ensure public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. The suspension includes operator, commercial driver’s license, and motorcycle testing. The Patrol is […]

Motorcycle Police Chase or Pursuit

Motorcycle pursuit ends with arrest of two; authorities seize bike with paperwork to be filed for forfeiture

An investigation into a motorcycle allegedly fleeing from law enforcement in Caldwell and Livingston County has led to two arrests. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the motorcycle driver and owner was identified as 35-year-old Shaun Allen Mindham of Blue Springs. Mindham had an outstanding arrest warrant from Johnson County on felony possession of a […]

Pedestrian sign and police lights

Audio: Pedestrian and motorcycle fatalities increasing in Missouri

State officials say pedestrian and motorcycle fatalities are increasing in Missouri.     Missouri transportation officials say 108 pedestrians were killed in Missouri in 2019, the largest number of pedestrian fatalities in Missouri in the LAST DECADE. The state Department of Transportation also says 118 motorcyclists were killed in 2019, a TEN percent increase from […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 25 years in prison on meth and firearms charge

A Greenfield, Missouri, man who crashed his motorcycle into another vehicle during a police chase was sentenced in federal court for possessing methamphetamine to distribute and illegally possessing a firearm. Chad R. Weis, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 25 years in federal prison without parole. On April 10, 2019, Weis […]