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

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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.

FOX 2 Newsletters

Sign up for a newsletter from FOX 2 to get updates about news and weather. We offer daily headlines, breaking news, severe weather, and forecast emails.


Latest News

More News