Illinois State Police District 19 Interim Commander, Lieutenant Lance Hinkle, announced activity and enforcement figures for the month of August. Troopers in District 19, which includes Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline, and Gallatin Counties, recorded 1,503 incidents during the month.
Enforcement activity consisted of 607 citations and 1, 276 written warnings, including 354 speeding citations, 4 DUIs, 69 occupant restraint citations, 8 criminal arrests, and 476 written warnings for speeding. Troopers also assisted 57 motorists, conducted 186 Motor Carrier Safety Inspections, and investigated 27 traffic crashes. There was one fatal traffic crash, resulting in one fatality, investigated by District 19 during August.
Moreover, District 19 issued 441 citations and 604 written warnings for “Fatal Four” violations. These violations are most associated with fatal traffic crashes and inclued DUI, Speeding, Failure to Wear a Seatbelt, and Distracted Driving.