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Illinois State Police District 19 Announces August Activity and Enforcement

Illinois State Police District 19 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, announced today 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 1,333 incidents during the month.

Enforcement activity consisted of 562 citations and 826 written warnings, including 264 speeding citations, 8 DUIs, 107 occupant restraint citations, 15 criminal citations, and 325 written warnings for speeding. Troopers also assisted 55 motorists, conducted 182 Motor Carrier Safety Inspections, and investigated 26 traffic crashes. There was one fatal traffic crash, resulting in one fatality, investigated by District 19 during August.

In addition, 400 citations and 430 written warnings were issued for “Fatal Four” violations. These violations are most associated with fatal traffic crashes and include Speeding, DUI, Failure to Wear a Seatbelt, and Distracted Driving.