Police announce enforcement activity

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EFFINGHAM, Ill. — Illinois State Police District 12 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, 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 168 calls for service and initiated 1,519 incidents in the field.

In addition, enforcement figures totaled:

  • 554 citations and 1,003 written warnings
  • 302 speeding citations
  • 5 DUIs
  • 15 seat belt citations
  • 4 child restraint citation
  • 97 distracted driving violations
  • 290 written warnings for speeding
  • 10 move over violations
  • 24 criminal arrests

Troopers also assisted:

  • 184 motorists
  • Conducted 310 Motor Carrier Inspections
  • Investigated 36 traffic crashes

There was 1 fatal traffic crash investigated by District 12 in September.

During the month, 339 citations and 409 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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