Effingham, IL – Illinois State Police District 12 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, today announced activity and enforcement figures for the month of July. 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 1,254 incidents in the field.
In addition, enforcement figures totaled 561 citations and 610 written warnings, including 293 speeding citations, 6 DUIs, 41 seat belt citations, 1 child restraint citations, 194 written warnings for speeding, and 35 criminal arrests. Troopers also assisted 234 motorists, conducted 247 Motor Carrier Inspections, and investigated 79 traffic crashes. There were 4 fatal traffic crash investigated by District 12 in July.
During the month, 208 citations and 247 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.