Illinois State Police Announce Results Of Special Traffic Enforcement Patrol

Carmi – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 19 Commander, Cory Ristvedt, announces the results of Special Traffic Enforcement Patrol (sTEP) conducted in Wayne County during May.  This sTEP allowed the ISP to provide increased enforcement for impaired driving, occupant restraint, speeding, and distracted driving violations during the National “Click It or Ticket” Campaign. Authorities issued 56 total citations and no written warnings including 54 speeding citations and a DUI or drug or alcohol related citation.  There were no distracted driving citations or occupant restraint violations during this patrol. Driving the posted speed limit, sober, not distracted, and buckled up will save your life and the lives of many others.  This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.