More than half of the citations issued by patrolmen from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department during a recent “Click It or Ticket” blitz were for seatbelt violations. The stepped-up enforcement took place between May 9th and June 1st and concentrated on seatbelt and child safety seat violations. Patrolmen issued a total of 70 tickets, and 37 were for seatbelt violations. They also handed out 13 speeding tickets and made three criminal misdemeanor and one criminal felony arrest.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.