Illinois State Police Announces April Activity and Enforcement

Carmi, IL – Illinois State Police District 19 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, announced today activity and enforcement figures for the month of April.  Troopers in District 19, which includes Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline, and Gallatin Counties, recorded 1,281 incidents during the month. Enforcement activity consisted of 556 citations and 858 written warnings, including 255 speeding citations, 6 DUIs, 49 occupant restraint citations, 15 criminal citations, and 283 written warnings for speeding. Troopers also assisted 48 motorists, conducted 171 Motor Carrier Safety Inspections, and investigated 25 traffic crashes.  There were no fatal traffic crashes investigated by District 19 during April.  Moreover, 362 citations and 377 written warnings were issued for “Fatal Four” violations.  These violations are most associated with fatal traffic crashes and include DUI, Speeding, Failure to Wear a Seatbelt, and Distracted Driving.