The Illinois State Police District 12 has recently released the law enforcement activity figures from the month of May. The troopers for District 12 were called 237 times for service and had initiated 1,898 incidents while in the field.
Law enforcement figures show that 1,082 citations and 898 written warnings were issued during the month of May. Of these, 611 citations were for speeding, as well as 7 DUIs, 135 seat belt citations, and 12 child restraint violations. 258 written warnings were for speeding and 32 criminal arrests were made. The troopers also conducted 321 motor carrier inspections and had investigated 95 crashes. Of these accidents, three were fatal.
During the month of May, 314 of the citations and 360 of the written warnings were violations of the “Fatal Four”. The “Fatal Four” is the four most common causes of fatal vehicular accidents. These are speeding, driving while under the influence, failing to wear a seat belt, and distracted driving.
The Illinois State Police District 12 covers the counties of Clark, Clay, Crawford, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Marion, and Richland.