Carmi, IL – Illinois State Police District 19 Commander, Captain Kelly Hodge, announced recently activity and enforcement figures for the month of December. Troopers in District 19, which includes Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline, and Gallatin Counties, recorded 854 incidents during the month. Enforcement activity consisted of 401 citations and 729 written warnings, including 168 speeding citations, 9 DUIs, 33 seatbelt citations, 7 child restraint citations, 284 written warnings for speeding, and 14 criminal arrests. Troopers also assisted 40 motorists, conducted 213 Motor Carrier Safety Inspections, and investigated 35 traffic crashes. There were no fatal traffic crashes investigated by District 19 during December. In addition, 219 citations and 341 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.

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