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Illinois State Police Announces October Activity and Enforcement

Illinois State Police District 19 Interim Commander, Lieutenant Lance Hinkle, announced today activity and enforcement figures for the month of October. Troopers in District 19, which includes Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline, and Gallatin Counties, recorded 1,229 incidents during the month.

Enforcement activity consisted of 428 citations and 1,149 written warnings, including 261 speeding citations, 3 DUIs, 15 occupant restraint citations, 6 criminal arrests, and 348 written warnings for speeding. Troopers also assisted 61 motorists, conducted 140 Motor Carrier Safety Inspections, and investigated 36 traffic crashes.There was one fatal traffic crash investigated by District 19 during October, resulting in one fatality.

Moreover, District 19 issued 289 citations and 409 written warnings for “Fatal Four” violations. These violations are most associated with fatal traffic crashes and include DUI, Speeding, Failure to Wear a Seatbelt, and Distracted Driving.## #