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Sobriety checkpoint nets three drivers this weekend, including one from Marion

Posted by on Sunday, March 17th, 2019 @ 8:02 pm.

March enforcement campaign on dangerous and impaired driving

POSEY CO., Ind. - Two individuals from Illinois - one from Marion, one from Norris City - were among three caught up in this weekend's sobriety checkpoint detail in Posey County, Indiana, as Indiana State Police reports.

On Friday, March 15, between 10:00 and midnight, Indiana State Police participated in Operation Pull Over and conducted a sobriety checkpoint on SR 62 at Owen Street in Mt. Vernon. During the two-hour period, 72 vehicles passed through the checkpoint resulting in three drivers being arrested for driving while intoxicated. Troopers also made five arrests for possession of marijuana.

Arrested and Charges:

  • Jinny L. Snelling, 47, Mt. Vernon, Ind.
  1. Driving While Intoxicated – Refusal (Controlled Substance), Class C Misdemeanor
  2. Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor
  3. Possession of Paraphernalia, Class C Misdemeanor
  • Logan G. Ellison, 20, Norris City, Ill.
  1. Driving While Intoxicated (Controlled Substance), Class C Misdemeanor
  2. Possession of Paraphernalia, Class C Misdemeanor
  • Terah K. Carlton, 20, Marion, Ill.
  1. Driving While Intoxicated (Controlled Substance), Class C Misdemeanor
  2. Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor

Arresting Officers: Trooper Hunter Manning, Trooper Taylor Fox and Trooper Daltyn Backes

The Indiana State Police are committed to traffic safety and will continue to conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints to apprehend impaired drivers and to deter others from drinking and driving.


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