FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ILLINOIS STATE POLICE DISTRICT 12 ANNOUNCES MAY ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITY
Effingham, IL – Illinois State Police District 12 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, today announced activity and enforcement figures for the month of May. Troopers in District 12, which includes Clark, Clay, Crawford, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Marion, and Richland Counties, answered 222 calls for service and initiated 1,687 incidents in the field.
In addition, enforcement figures totaled 935 citations and 830 written warnings, including 558 speeding citations, 7 DUIs, 108 seat belt citations, 4 child restraint citations, 251 written warnings for speeding, and 16 criminal arrests. Troopers also assisted 243 motorists, conducted 191 Motor Carrier Inspections, and investigated 73 traffic crashes. There was 1 fatal traffic crash investigated by District 12 in May.
During the month, 702 citations and 323 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.
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