Illinois State Police District 19 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, announced today activity and enforcement figures for calendar year 2016. Troopers in District 19, which includes Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline, and Gallatin Counties, recorded 17,456 incidents during the year.
In addition, enforcement figures totaled 6,861 citations and 10,854 written warnings, including 3,239 speeding citations, 98 DUIs, 1,074 seatbelt citations, 69 child restraint citations, 4,293 written warnings for speeding, and 228 criminal arrests. Troopers also assisted 682 motorists, conducted 2,696 Motor Carrier Safety Inspections, and investigated 407 traffic crashes. Of those crashes investigated by District 19, 14 were fatal traffic crashes resulting in 15 fatalities.
During the year, 4,697 citations and 5,442 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.