On Saturday, March 11th, at approximately 8:45 in the evening, an officer from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop on a black 2015 Chrysler passenger vehicle in the area of US 30 and Fir Road.
The driver, 28 year old Shalonda Fontenette of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, was found to be operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Shalonda attempted to get back into the vehicle in the driver seat and drive away, but officers were able to remove her from the vehicle and placed her in custody.
A certified test for alcohol was completed and showed Shalonda was operating a vehicle intoxicated more than three times the legal limit.
She was taken to the Marshall County Jail on a $4,500 cash bond for Operating a Vehicle with a BAC of .15% or more, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Endangering a Person and Resisting Law Enforcement.
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