No Charges for Obama Overpass Protesters
ST. CHARLES (AP) - A pair of St. Charles County men won't face criminal charges after their recent arrests during an anti-Obama protest on an Interstate 70 highway overpass.
KSDK-TV reports that county Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar has opted to not press charges against 41-year-old Marc Messmer and 57-year-old Bridgeton resident Jimmy "Duane" Weed.
The men were arrested in August for failing to obey orders by Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers as the pair gathered above I-70 to protest the president.
The patrol said the interstate was heavily congested at the time, with at least five separate accidents occurring near the protests.