Effingham, IL – Illinois State Police District 12 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, today announced activity and enforcement figures for the month of June. Troopers in District 12, which includes Clark, Clay, Crawford, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Marion, and Richland Counties, answered 237 calls for service and initiated 1,500 incidents in the field.
In addition, enforcement figures totaled 756 citations and 837 written warnings, including 289 speeding citations, 15 DUIs, 136 seat belt citations, 5 child restraint citations, 206 written warnings for speeding, and 45 criminal arrests. Troopers also assisted 197 motorists, conducted 328 Motor Carrier Inspections, and investigated 87 traffic crashes. There was 1 fatal traffic crash investigated by District 12 in June.
During the month, 338 citations and 292 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.