Marion County Sheriff Matt Bayles announced his office will be participating in a countywide traffic detail targeting speed and alcohol related violations for the High School Homecoming Dances. Deputies will be conducting extra traffic enforcement and patrol now through October 17th. In an effort to ensure the safety of the motoring public, the sheriff’s office will be enforcing a Zero Tolerance Policy on speeding, drunk driving, and seatbelt violations. Marion County residents are urged to obey traffic laws to ensure a safe and enjoyable homecoming season.
These extra patrol activities were made possible through a grant from the Ohio Department of Public Safety and the Governor’s Highway Safety Office. The grant was awarded to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in a continued effort to lower traffic accidents related to alcohol, speed, and seatbelt violations. Motorists are to expect to see deputies enforcing traffic safety countywide. Sheriff Matt Bayles and his deputies are committed to keep Marion County roadways safe for all residents and visitors.