Illinois State Police Announces March Activity and Enforcement

Carmi, IL – Illinois State Police District 19 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, announced Tuesday activity and enforcement figures for the month of March.  Troopers in District 19, which includes Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline, and Gallatin Counties, recorded 1,528 incidents during the month. Enforcement activity consisted of 649 citations and 902 written warnings, including 293 speeding citations, 15 DUIs, 123 occupant restraint citations, 25 criminal citations, and 359 written warnings for speeding. Troopers also assisted 57 motorists, conducted 224 Motor Carrier Safety Inspections, and investigated 20 traffic crashes.  There were no fatal traffic crashes investigated by District 19 during March. Moreover, 467 citations and 462 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.