Illinois State Police District 12 Announces August Enforcement Activity

Effingham, IL – Illinois State Police District 12 Commander, Captain Kelly Hodge, Wednesday announced activity and enforcement figures for the month of August. Troopers in District 12, which includes Clark, Clay, Crawford, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Marion, and Richland Counties, answered 217 calls for service and initiated 1,626 incidents in the field. In addition, enforcement figures totaled 966 citations and 953 written warnings, including 547 speeding citations, 11 DUIs, 96 seatbelt citations, 11 child restraint citations, 294 written warnings for speeding, and 29 criminal arrests. Troopers also assisted 220 motorists, conducted 367 Motor Carrier Inspections, and investigated 56 traffic crashes. District 12 investigated 2 fatal traffic crashes in August. During the month, 501 citations and 327 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.