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Illinois State Police District 09 Commander, Chris Owen, announced Tuesday activity and enforcement figures for the month of January. Troopers in District 09, which includes 7 Counties, answered 262 calls for service and initiated 1991 incidents in the field during the month

In addition, enforcement figures totaled 995 citations and over 1000 written warnings, including 450 speeding citations, 33 DUIs, 110 seatbelt citations, 5 child restraint citations, 300 written warnings for speeding, and 46 criminal arrests. Troopers also assisted nearly 300 motorists, conducted over 400 Motor Carrier Inspections resulting in 16 unsafe Motor Carriers being removed from the roadways, and investigated 60 traffic crashes. There were 0 fatal traffic crashes handled by the Illinois State Police in District 09 during the month of January.

During the month, 331 citations and 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 Seatbelt, and Distracted Driving.

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