Effingham, IL – Illinois State Police District 12 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, today announced activity and enforcement figures for the month of November. Troopers in District 12, which includes Clark, Clay, Crawford, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Marion, and Richland Counties, answered 195 calls for service and initiated 1,773 incidents in the field.
In addition, enforcement figures totaled 963 citations and 941 written warnings, including 522 speeding citations, 10 DUIs, 114 seat belt citations, 10 child restraint citations, 301 written warnings for speeding, and 32 criminal arrests. Troopers also assisted 220 motorists, conducted 325 Motor Carrier Inspections, and investigated 102 traffic crashes. There was one fatal traffic crash investigated by District 12 in November.
During the month, 679 citations and 355 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.