Local Checkpoints Net Arrests

(MT. VERNON, IL) — On Friday August 14th, the Mt Vernon Police Department and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department conducted roadside safety checkpoints in the Mt Vernon area. As a result of these checkpoints there were two arrests for driving under the influence, two arrests for possession of cannabis, one arrest for driving while license suspended and one arrest for violation of an order of protection. In addition to these arrests, officers issued thirteen no insurance citations and six other traffic citations for various violations.