St. Charles County drops charges against Obama protesters

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO. (KTVI) – The St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s office has declined to file any charges against protesters that were arrested on August 17, while protesting on the Fairgrounds Road overpass, against President Obama.

Marc S. Messmer, 41, of St. Charles and 57-year-old Jimmy D. Weed, of Bridgeton were arrested for failing to obey the lawful directive of law enforcement officers.

Prosecuting Attorney  Tim Lohmar, released a statement stating that westbound traffic on I-70 was unusually high, due to the “Festival of the Little Hills” occurring on the St. Charles riverfront.  Missouri Highway Patrol officers had responded to multiple accidents in the area of protest and asked the protesters to move because of the distraction to motorist.

Lohmar, stated that the Highway Patrol had a job to do keeping the roads safe and that filing charges would be inappropriate and nor could they prove a crime had been committed.

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