Illinois State Police Announce Results Of Special Traffic Enforcement Patrols

Carmi – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 19 Commander, Cory Ristvedt, announces the results of Special Traffic Enforcement Patrols (sTEP) conducted in Wayne and White Counties during late May.  These sTEP patrols 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 86 total citations and 10 total written warnings including 76 speeding citations and warnings, 4 occupant restraint violations, and 4 DUI or drug or alcohol related citations.  There were no distracted driving citations or warnings issued 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.