Some South County drivers getting “pantry tickets” instead of fines

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Police officers in south St. Louis County are letting drivers off with a warning and a request.

The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports drivers who are pulled over with no arrest warrants or history of traffic violations are not getting tickets. Instead they’re getting a printed paper card asking them to make a donation to a food pantry or other charity of their choosing, with no obligation.

The “pantry ticket” or “courtesy card” program started at the end of June in the Affton precinct.

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