Illinois State Police District 19 Interim Commander, Lieutenant Lance Hinkle, announced today activity and enforcement figures for the month of July. Troopers in District 19, which includes Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline, and Gallatin Counties, recorded 1,616 incidents during the month.
Enforcement activity consisted of 559 citations and 1,358 written warnings, including 329 speeding citations, 3 DUIs, 23 occupant restraint citations, 11 criminal arrests, and 476 written warnings for speeding. Troopers also assisted 89 motorists, conducted 214 Motor Carrier Safety Inspections, and investigated 35 traffic crashes. There was one fatal traffic crash, resulting in one fatality, investigated by District 19 during July.
Moreover, District 19 issued 380 citations and 599 written warnings for “Fatal Four” violations. These violations are most associated with fatal traffic crashes and include DUI, Speeding, Failure to Wear a Seatbelt, and Distracted Driving.