ISP District 19 Announces May Activity and Enforcement

Carmi, IL – Illinois State Police District 19 Commander, Captain Kelly Hodge, announced activity and enforcement figures for the month of May. Troopers in District 19, which includes Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline, and Gallatin Counties, recorded 1,529 incidents during the month. Enforcement activity consisted of 873 citations and 972 written warnings, including 461 speeding citations, 4 DUIs, 164 seatbelt citations, 4 child restraint citations, 393 written warnings for speeding, and 21 criminal arrests. Troopers also assisted 53 motorists, conducted 213 Motor Carrier Safety Inspections, and investigated 36 traffic crashes. There were two fatal traffic crashes investigated by District 19 during May, resulting in two fatalities. In addition, 640 citations and 432 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.