Effingham, IL – 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 212 calls for service and initiated 1,557 incidents in the field.
In addition, enforcement figures totaled 688 citations and 750 written warnings, including 284 speeding citations, 9 DUIs, 87 seat belt citations, 5 child restraint citations, 213 written warnings for speeding, and 47 criminal arrests. Troopers also assisted 253 motorists, conducted 379 Motor Carrier Inspections, and investigated 66 traffic crashes. There were 2 fatal traffic crash investigated by District 12 in August.
During the month, 379 citations and 286 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.