ISP D19 announces May special patrol results

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 19 Commander, Cory Ristvedt, announces the results of Special
Traffic Enforcement Patrol (sTEP) conducted in Wayne County on 05/25/2018. This sTEP Patrol allowed the
ISP to provide increased enforcement for impaired driving, occupant restraint, speeding, and distracted
driving violations during the National “Click It or Ticket” Campaign.

Violations Enforcement Activity:
Occupant Restraint Violations 3
Driving Under the Influence and Drug/Alcohol-Related Citations 0
Speeding Citations and Warnings 47
Distracted Driving Citations and Warnings 0
Total Citations 45
Total Written Warnings 8

Driving the posted speed limit, sober, not distracted, and buckled up will save your life and the lives of many others.
This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.

 

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 19 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, announces the results of a
Nighttime Enforcement (NITE) patrol in White and Hamilton Counties during May. This NITE patrol allowed
the ISP to focus on preventing, detecting, and taking enforcement action in response to impaired driving and
occupant restraint violations, especially between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

Violations Enforcement Activity:

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Citations 0
Other Alcohol/Drug Citations 1
Occupant Restraint Offenses 2
Registration Offenses 1
Driver’s License Offenses 2
Insurance Violations 0
Total Citations/Arrests 11
Total Written Warnings 27

Alcohol and drug impairment is a factor in more than 30 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois.
Over half of all fatal crashes in Illinois occur at night. The NITE program allows officers to work even harder at
removing dangerous impaired drivers from the road and making sure everyone is buckled up. This project is
funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.

 

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 19 Commander, Cory Ristvedt, announces the results of Special
Traffic Enforcement Patrol (sTEP) conducted in Saline County on 05/28/2018. This sTEP Patrol allowed the
ISP to provide increased enforcement for impaired driving, occupant restraint, speeding, and distracted
driving violations during the National “Click It or Ticket” Campaign.

Violations Enforcement Activity:
Occupant Restraint Violations 0
Driving Under the Influence and Drug/Alcohol-Related Citations 2
Speeding Citations and Warnings 23
Distracted Driving Citations and Warnings 0
Total Citations 16
Total Written Warnings 23

Driving the posted speed limit, sober, not distracted, and buckled up will save your life and the lives of many others.
This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.

 

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 19 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, announces the results of an
Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrol (OREP) held in Edwards and Wayne Counties during May. This OREP
provided extra patrol coverage for the ISP so officers could focus on saving lives by making sure all vehicle
occupants were buckled up.

Violations Enforcement Activity
Safety Belt Citations 26
Child Restraint Citations 1
Total Citations 29
Total Written Warnings 12

Most motorists know safety belts save lives, but some ignore their safety and that of their families by neglecting
to use safety belts and child restraint devices. These patrols reinforce the occupant protection message by focusing
on those who ignore the law. Lives can be saved if people simply “buckle up!” This project is funded through
the Illinois Department of Transportation.