ISP District 19 Announces February Activity and Enforcement

Carmi, IL – Illinois State Police District 19 Commander, Captain Kelly Hodge, announced Wednesday activity and enforcement figures for the month of February. Troopers in District 19, which includes Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline, and Gallatin Counties, generated 761 incidents during the month. Enforcement activity consisted of 318 citations and 709 written warnings, including 136 speeding citations, 7 DUIs, 27 seatbelt citations, 4 child restraint citations, 191 written warnings for speeding, and 22 criminal arrests. Troopers also assisted 65 motorists, conducted 260 Motor Carrier Safety Inspections, and investigated 23 traffic crashes. There was one fatal traffic crash, resulting in one fatality, investigated by District 19 during February. In addition, 179 citations and 230 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.