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Marion Police Department Releases Holiday Enforcement Numbers

MARION – The Marion Police Department made 1 impaired driving arrest and issued 15 seat belt and child safety seat citations and 16 other traffic related citations during the recent holiday enforcement effort.

Marion Police also took the following enforcement actions.

  • 3 criminal arrests
  • 2 suspended/revoked licenses
  • 1uninsured motorists
  • 2 speeding citations
  • 3 drug arrests

Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this effort to save lives by getting impaired drivers off the roads and more people buckled up. The enforcement campaign took place from Dec. 17 through Jan. 3.

During the mobilization, extra emphasis was placed on enforcement during late-night hours, when statistics show the most unbuckled and impaired driving fatalities occur.

The holiday enforcement effort was made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.