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Illinois State Police District 19 Announces July Activity and Enforcement

Carmi, IL – Illinois State Police District 19 Interim Commander, Lieutenant Cory Ristvedt, announced today activity and enforcement figures for the month of July. Troopers in District 19, which includes Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline, and Gallatin Counties, recorded 1,411 incidents during the month.

Enforcement activity consisted of 541 citations and 761 written warnings, including 323 speeding citations, 11 DUIs, 59 occupant restraint citations, 11 criminal citations, and 351 written warnings for speeding. Troopers also assisted 63 motorists, conducted 221 Motor Carrier Safety Inspections, and investigated 26 traffic crashes. There was one fatal traffic crash, resulting in one fatality, investigated by District 19 during July.

In addition, 409 citations and 428 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.