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Don't Rely on the Luck of the Irish

March 8, 2018

In order to make roads safer all across the state, drivers will notice heightened traffic enforcement March 14 – 17, 2018. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and Marshalltown Police Department will be joining law enforcement officers statewide and will be watching for drunk drivers and vehicle occupants not wearing a seat belt.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nationally, during the 2016 St. Patrick’s holiday (the latest year numbers are available) 39% of all vehicle crash fatalities involved drunk drivers. In the hours between midnight and 6:00 a.m. on March 18th, 69% of all crash fatalities involved drunk drivers. Marshall County was one of the High Five fatality counties in 2017 and over half of those fatal crashes involved impaired drivers.

Drunk driving IS preventable! It is not worth the risk of injury, jail time, your death, or the death of another person. No designated driver? Download the NHTSA app, “SaferRide” before going out to celebrate. The app will allow users to call a taxi or designated friend for a ride home by just identifying their location.

There will be extra Deputies and Officers out patrolling our roadways to help keep our community safe during this holiday weekend. While the focus of the safety campaign is impaired drivers; law enforcement will also be looking for other dangerous driving behaviors that are leading causes of injury or death in traffic crashes such as excessive speed, distracted driving, and seat belt and child restraint use. As of March 6th, 50 people have lost their lives in crashes on Iowa roadways. Please remember to drive safe.

About Marshall County Sheriff's Office
The Marshall County, Iowa Sheriff's Office is led by Sheriff Steve Hoffman and is committed to keeping communities and neighborhoods safe in Marshall County.

For additional information or a sample copy, contact:
Sgt. Ben Veren
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
641-754-6380
Fax 641-754-6325
Sheriff@co.marshall.ia.us
www.marshallcountysheriff.com

More News

Traffic stop leads to a pursuit and fugitive apprehension.

October 20, 2021

Tuesday evening, October 19th, 2021, at approximately 7:40 P.M. a Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop while patrolling Highway 330 in the southwest portion of the county near the Harvester area that led to a vehicle pursuit.

Child Safety Seat Checkup Event

June 24, 2021

On Sunday, June 27 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM child passenger safety technicians with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and Marshalltown Police Department will be hosting a child seat safety checkup event at Fareway located at 102 W Anson St.  This event will be co-sponsored Fareway and Child Abuse Prevention Services of Marshalltown.  Technicians will be available to check child safety seats to make sure they properly fit the vehicle and child as well as ensuring correct and safe installation. They will also be checking seats to make sure they are not expired or recalled.   Techs will work with parents or caregivers to educate them on correct installation as well as offer tips to aid with proper installation.  They will also be able to answer general questions about child passenger safety.  This is a good opportunity to learn about different seat options and transitioning to different seats as your child grows and develops.  Informational handouts will be available for caregivers. 

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office to conduct special enforcement June 9 -12

June 8, 2021

Marshall County, Iowa – June 8th, 2021 – Father’s Day should be a time to celebrate, but it can also be one of the deadliest on the roads. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is joining Iowa’s statewide Traffic Fatality Reduction Task Force in an effort to reduce deaths on Iowa roadways. As part of that effort Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, will be conducting a special enforcement initiative geared toward reduction of impaired drivers leading into Father’s Day week.
This webpage was printed on October 20, 2021. For the most current information, visit the Marshall County, Iowa, Sheriff website at marshallcountysheriff.com.
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