The Coalition 4 Prevention (C4P) recently applied to the local Wal-Mart for the funds on behalf of the Marvell Police Department for fund to be used to help purchase new Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) machines. The portable machines are used to test drivers suspected of drinking alcoholic beverages and driving.

The Coalition 4 Prevention (C4P) recently applied to the local Wal-Mart for the funds on behalf of the Marvell Police Department for fund to be used to help purchase new Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) machines. The portable machines are used to test drivers suspected of drinking alcoholic beverages and driving. 
Rural police departments like Marvell have small budgets and often do not have the money to purchase new or update existing equipment that is used to detect alcohol percentages over the legal limit of .08 percent.  This information can be used to deter drinking and driving and reduce accidents and save lives.
The Arkansas State Police reported that in 2009 Phillips County had seven vehicle crashes involving alcohol that resulted in five fatalities and nine injuries.
The Coalition 4 Prevention (C4P) and The Drug and Alcohol Safety Education Program (DASEP) have been working with the Marvell police department to help them raise awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving.