Illinois State Police District 12 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, today announced activity and enforcement figures for the month of January. Troopers in District 12, which includes Clark, Clay, Crawford, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Marion, and Richland Counties, answered 171 calls for service and initiated 1,579 incidents in the field.
In addition, enforcement figures totaled 631 citations and 785 written warnings, including 348 speeding citations, 12 DUIs, 57 seat belt citations, 1 child restraint citations, 785 written warnings for speeding, and 27 criminal arrests. Troopers also assisted 252 motorists, conducted 405 Motor Carrier Inspections, and investigated 54 traffic crashes. There was 1 fatal traffic crash investigated by District 12 in January.
During the month, 252 citations and 252 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