The Illinois State Police District 12 has recently released the law enforcement activity figures from the month of July. The troopers for District 12 were called 222 times for service and had initiated 1,254 incidents while in the field.
Law enforcement figures show that 561 citations and 610 written warnings were issued during the month of July. Of these, 293 citations were for speeding, as well as 6 DUIs, 41 seat belt citations, and 1 child restraint violations. 194 written warnings were for speeding and 35 criminal arrests were made. They assisted 234 motorists. The troopers also conducted 247 motor carrier inspections and had investigated 79 crashes. Of these accidents, four were fatal.
During the month of July, 208 of the citations and 247 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.