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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 1,357incidents during the month.

Enforcement activityconsisted of 562citations and 763 written warnings, including 264 speeding citations, 4 DUIs, 81 occupant restraint citations, 10 criminal citations, and 315 written warnings for speeding. Troopers also assisted 64 motorists, conducted 258Motor Carrier Safety Inspections, and investigated 19traffic crashes.  There was one fatal traffic crashinvestigated by District 19 during August.

Moreover, 380 citations and 389 written warnings were issued 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.