August 19, 2013
Marshall County - From late-August through Labor Day, city, county and state police will be out in force as part of the annual nationwide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" crackdown on drunk driving. The crackdown, which will include high-visibility enforcement throughout Iowa, will run from August 26 through September 8, 2013. Marshall County Deputies will be participating in this enforcement program in order to help prevent or reduce the number of alcohol-related crashes. Deputies will be working federally-funded extra traffic enforcement overtime in addition to normal traffic patrols. Deputies will be focusing on those traffic violations that contribute to most crash-related serious injury or death. Those violations include but are not limited to drunk or impaired drivers, speeding, and seat belt use.
The effective nationwide drunk driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb drunk driving in August and through the Labor Day holiday weekend.
According to national statistics, nearly one out of every three people killed in traffic crashes were the result of a drunk driver. Nationwide one person killed approximately every 53 minutes as a result of drunk driving.
Remember, Deputies will be out in force and we will be watching, so "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over". Sheriff Kamatchus is pleased to work with the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau as part of this nationwide effort and is dedicated to the safety of Marshall County residents and those people traveling our roadways.
About Marshall County Sheriff's Office
The Marshall County, Iowa Sheriff's Office is headed up by Sheriff Ted G. Kamatchus. Sheriff Kamatchus is committed to keeping communities and neighborhoods safe in Marshall County.
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Deputy Ben Veren
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
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June 8, 2021Marshall 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.