Illinois State Police District 12 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, has released enforcement figures for the month of October. District 12 consists of Clark, Clay, Crawford, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Marion, and Richland Counties. Overall they answered 204 calls for service and initiated 1,497 incidents in the field.
Enforcement figures totaled 790 citations and 655 written warnings, including 375 speeding citations, 13 DUIs, 133 seat belt citations, 3 child restraint citations, 203 written warnings for speeding, and 37 criminal arrests. Troopers also assisted 173 motorists, conducted 269 Motor Carrier Inspections, and investigated 95 traffic crashes. There were 5 fatal traffic crashes investigated by District 12 in October.
Additionally, 299 citations and 255 written warnings were issued for “Fatal Four” violations. These violations are most associated with fatal traffic crashes are Speeding, DUI, Failure to Wear a Seat Belt, and Distracted Driving.