Illinois State Police District 12 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, today announced activity and enforcement figures for the month of December. Troopers in District 12, which includes Clark, Clay, Crawford, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Marion, and Richland Counties, answered 218 calls for service and initiated 1,473 incidents in the field.
In addition, enforcement figures totaled 646 citations and 583 written warnings, including 267 speeding citations, 9 DUIs, 155 seat belt citations, 4 child restraint citations, 194 written warnings for speeding, and 25 criminal arrests. Troopers also assisted 290 motorists, conducted 301 Motor Carrier Inspections, and investigated 84 traffic crashes. There were 2 fatal traffic crashes investigated by District 12 in December.
During the month, 311 citations and 219 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.