Effingham, IL – Illinois State Police District 12 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, today announced activity and enforcement figures for the month of September. Troopers in District 12, which includes Clark, Clay, Crawford, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Marion, and Richland Counties, answered 186 calls for service and initiated 1,951 incidents in the field.
In addition, enforcement figures totaled 805 citations and 1093 written warnings, including 390 speeding citations, 7 DUIs, 100 seat belt citations, 5 child restraint citations, 304 written warnings for speeding, and 34 criminal arrests. Troopers also assisted 190 motorists, conducted 479 Motor Carrier Inspections, and investigated 64 traffic crashes. There were 3 fatal traffic crash investigated by District 12 in September.
During the month, 373 citations and 417 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.