Illinois State Police District 12 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, today announced activity and enforcement figures for the month of August. Troopers in District 12, which includes Clark, Clay, Crawford, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Marion, and Richland Counties, answered 232 calls for service and initiated 1,694 incidents in the field.
In addition, enforcement figures totaled 827 citations and 794 written warnings, including 482 speeding citations, 15 DUIs, 64 seat belt citations, 9 child restraint citations, 251 written warnings for speeding, and 47 criminal arrests. Troopers also assisted 233 motorists, conducted 297 Motor Carrier Inspections, and investigated 59 traffic crashes. There were 2 fatal traffic crashes investigated by District 12 in August.
During the month, 476 citations and 754 written warnings were issued for “Fatal Four” violations. These violations are most associated with fatal traffic crashes and include Speeding, DUI, Failure to Wear a Seat Belt, and Distracted Driving.