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Marion Police Department Releases Memorial Day Enforcement Numbers

MARION – The Marion Police Department made one impaired driving arrest and issued 11 seat belt and child safety seat citations during the recent Memorial Day enforcement effort.

The Marion Police Department also took the following enforcement actions.  

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

Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this effort to reduce highway fatalities by getting impaired drivers off the roads and more people buckled up. The enforcement campaign took place from May 25-31.

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 Memorial Day enforcement effort is made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation as part of the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” campaigns.