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
March 5, 2021Drive buzzed on St. Patrick's Day could cost you a pot of gold.
March 4, 2021Two California men occupying a stolen car were arrested Wednesday afternoon by the Marshall County Sheriff's Office after they attempted to elude deputies; one had felony arrest warrants from the State of Nevada and both are charged with being in possession of pounds of methamphetamine.
May 12, 2020A local man was arrested in Marshalltown on May 11, charged with attempted murder and other serious offenses stemming from an early morning shooting May 7, 2020.
May 8, 2020In the early morning hours of May 7, sheriff's deputies responded to an area a short distance west of Marshalltown where a man had been shot.
December 22, 2019Marshall county 911 received multiple reports of a vehicle traveling the wrong way in the westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 30 several miles west of Marshalltown, which resulted in a fatal collision.
September 18, 2019The Marshall County Sheriff's Office recently took part in the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau's sTEP Wave that was conducted from August 16 through September 2, 2019.
August 1, 2019SCAMMERS CONTINUE:
May 31, 2019Shortly before midnight May 30, 2019, John Demetrus Wallace, age 47, Marshalltown was stopped by a Marshall County Sheriff's deputy and subsequently found to be in possession of powder and crack cocaine.
May 18, 2019Three drug search warrants were executed by the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force (MIDTF) on Thursday with the assistance of partner agencies, resulting in the arrest of six people, including one man that jumped from a window and fled.
May 3, 2019During the morning of May 3rd, 2019 agents with the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force (MIDTF) served a drug search warrant at 16 N 11th Avenue Marshalltown, Iowa, which led to the arrest of four people.