ISP District 19 Announces January Activity and Enforcement

Carmi, IL – Illinois State Police District 19 Commander, Captain Kelly Hodge, announced Wednesday activity and enforcement figures for the month of January. Troopers in District 19, which includes Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline, and Gallatin Counties, recorded 1,097 incidents during the month. Enforcement activity consisted of 457 citations and 983 written warnings, including 173 speeding citations, 5 DUIs, 28 seatbelt citations, 5 child restraint citations, 281 written warnings for speeding, and 55 criminal arrests. Troopers also assisted 81 motorists, conducted 261 Motor Carrier Safety Inspections, and investigated 44 traffic crashes. There was one fatal traffic crash investigated by District 19 during January, resulting in one fatality. In addition, 222 citations and 392 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.