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Illinois State Police District 09 Commander, Scott Compton, has released the activity and enforcement figures for the month of January. Troopers in District 09 serve seven counties, including Christian, answered 327 calls for service and initiated 1872 incidents in the field during the month.

In addition, enforcement figures totaled 1178 citations and 1072 written warnings, including 566 speeding citations, 23 DUI’s, 164 seatbelt citations, 12 child restraint citations, 237 written warnings for speeding, and 93 criminal arrests. Troopers also assisted 380 motorists, conducted 415 Motor Carrier Inspections, and investigated 147 traffic crashes. There were no fatal traffic crashes in District 09 during January.

During the month, 715 citations and 225 written warnings were issued for the “Fatal Four” violations. These violations are most associated with fatal traffic crashes and include Speeding, DUI, Failure to Wear a Seatbelt, and Distracted Driving. 

 
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