The Marshall County DUI Task Force recently conducted a sobriety checkpoint in the 1500 block of North Oak Drive in Plymouth and several officers participated in that enforcement.
According to Marshall County DUI Task Force Coordinator Patrolman Troy Ulch, 153 vehicles were stopped while 195 vehicles were allowed to pass around the checkpoint.
In an effort to reduce impaired driving and making Marshall County roads safer, the Marshall County DUI Task Force will conduct sobriety checkpoints on Friday, July 28.
According to task force statistics, sobriety checkpoints have proven successful in both raising awareness of impaired driving and reducing the likelihood of a person driving after they’ve been drinking.
Marshall County DUI Task Force officers dedicated 229.5 hours of extra patrol to rid the roads of impaired drivers from October 2016 to June 2017. Officers also issued a total of 721 citations and warnings. Several arrests were made during that same time. Charges included operating a vehicle while intoxicated, operating without ever receiving a license, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, driving while suspended, and many others.