Illinois State Police District 19 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, 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 1,543 incidents during the month.
Enforcement activity consisted of 617 citations and 1,011 written warnings, including 277 speeding citations, 9 DUIs, 107 occupant restraint citations, 19 criminal citations, and 441 written warnings for speeding. Troopers also assisted 59 motorists, conducted 230 Motor Carrier Safety Inspections, and investigated 35 traffic crashes. There were two fatal traffic crashes investigated by District 19 during September, resulting in two fatalities.
Moreover, 412 citations and 524 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.
In addition to providing a Child Seat Informational Booth at a local Fall Fest, District 19 Troopers provided 18 Safety Education Programs to various schools, businesses, and civic organizations during the month. Presentation topics / classes included Driver’s Education, Drug Awareness, Search and Seizure, Internet Safety, Occupant Restraint, and K9 Demonstrations.