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State Police conduct NITE patrol in Wabash and Edwards Counties

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 19 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, announces the results of a
Nighttime Enforcement (NITE) patrol in Wabash and Edwards Counties during June. 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 2
Occupant Restraint Offenses 0
Registration Offenses 0
Driver’s License Offenses 1
Insurance Violations 0
Total Citations/Arrests 6
Total Written Warnings 21

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.