Illinois State Police District 19 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, announced today activity and enforcement figures for the month of January. Troopers in District 19, which includes Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline, and Gallatin Counties, recorded 1,010 incidents during the month.
Enforcement activity consisted of 333 citations and 675 written warnings, including 169 speeding citations, 2 DUIs, 36 occupant restraint citations, 7 criminal citations, and 219 written warnings for speeding. Troopers also assisted 94 motorists, conducted 186 Motor Carrier Safety Inspections, and investigated 28 traffic crashes. There was one fatal traffic crash investigated by District 19 during January, resulting in one fatality.
Moreover, 216 citations and 249 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.