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The Illinois State Police District 9 Commander Scott Compton has announced the activity and enforcement figures for July. Troopers in District 9 answered 331 calls for service and initiated 1536 incidents in the field during the month in the district’s seven county area.


Enforcement figures totaled nearly 800 citations and over 600 written warnings, including 431 speeding citations, 25 DUIs, 50 seatbelt citations, 9 child restraint citations, over 170 written warnings for speeding and 22 criminal arrests.


Troopers also assisted over 300 motorists, conducted over 305 motor carrier inspections, and investigated 89 traffic crashes, 3 of which were fatal crashes resulting in 4 fatalities during the month. During the month, 459 citations were issued for “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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