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ISP District 19 announces Thanksgiving enforcement figures

Illinois State Police District 19 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, announced today activity and enforcement figures for the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend, November 22nd – November 26th.  Troopers in District 19, which includes Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline, and Gallatin Counties, recorded 478 incidents during the long weekend.

Enforcement activity consisted of 315 citations and 203 written warnings, including 235 speeding citations, 2 DUIs, 28 occupant restraint citations, 4 criminal citations, and 87 written warnings for speeding. Troopers also assisted 11 motorists, conducted 62 Motor Carrier Safety Inspections, and investigated 9 traffic crashes.  There were no fatal traffic crashes investigated by District 19 during the holiday weekend.

Moreover, 266 citations and 97 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.