Illinois State Police District 19 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, announced today activity and enforcement figures for the month of September. Troopers in District 19, which includes Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline, and Gallatin Counties, recorded 1,270 incidents during the month.
Enforcement activity consisted of 527 citations and 803 written warnings, including 233 speeding citations, 4 DUIs, 107 occupant restraint citations, 13 criminal citations, and 288 written warnings for speeding. Troopers also assisted 56 motorists, conducted 285 Motor Carrier Safety Inspections, and investigated 28 traffic crashes. There were two fatal traffic crashes investigated by District 19 during September, resulting in three fatalities.
Moreover, 363 citations and 344 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.