Illinois State Police District 19 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, announced today activity and enforcement figures for calendar year 2017. Troopers in District 19, which includes Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline, and Gallatin Counties, recorded 15,717 incidents during the year.
In addition, enforcement figures totaled 6,977 citations and 10,222 written warnings, including 3,190 speeding citations, 89 DUIs, 1,124 occupant restraint citations, 3,623 written warnings for speeding, and 160 criminal arrests. Troopers also assisted 610 motorists, conducted 2,574 Motor Carrier Safety Inspections, and investigated 364 traffic crashes. Of those crashes investigated by District 19, 4 were fatal traffic crashes resulting in 5 fatalities.
During the year, 4,702 citations and 4,137 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.