Illinois State Police Announces February Activity and Enforcement

Carmi, IL – Illinois State Police District 19 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, announced today activity and enforcement figures for the month of February. Troopers in District 19, which includes Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline, and Gallatin Counties, recorded 947 incidents during the month.

Enforcement activity consisted of 257 citations and 828 written warnings, including 116 speeding citations, 5 DUIs, 6 occupant restraint citations, 11 criminal arrests, and 235 written warnings for speeding. Troopers also assisted 76 motorists, conducted 138 Motor Carrier Safety Inspections, and investigated 31 traffic crashes. There was one fatal traffic crash investigated by District 19 during February, resulting in one fatality.

Moreover, District 19 issued 131 citations and 268 written warnings 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.