10 months, 3 weeks ago by Paige Traeder
Illinois State Police District 20 announced that troopers responded to 1,018 requests for service and/or assistance from the public during the month of December
Illinois State Police District 20 Pittsfield, announced during the month of December that troopers responded to 1,018 requests for service and/or assistance from the public. These calls included assisting 104 motorists whose vehicles were disabled or in need of assistance on area highways.
In addition, Troopers handled 29 traffic crashes throughout the five counties of Adams, Brown, Pike, Schuyler and Scott. There was one fatal crash in December.
District 20 officers completed 49 Motor Carrier Safety Inspections on commercial motor vehicles resulting in 11 vehicles/drivers being placed out of service for safety related violations. 8 citations were issued for overweight violations.
Traffic enforcement activities resulted in 9 total alcohol related arrests which include 4 citations for driving under the influence of alcohol and or drugs. In addition, 444 citations were issued for FATAL FOUR violations, (DUI, Speeding, Occupant Restraint, and Distracted Driving). Troopers also made 33 Criminal arrests in the month of December.
In December, District 20 personnel presented 30 Safety Education Programs to various schools, business and civic organizations. Audiences consisted of approximately 3000 participants with topics covering; Alcohol Awareness, Seatbelt/Child Restraint Safety, Computer Crimes/Internet Safety, School Bullying, Rules of the Road and various other public safety topics.
District 20 Troopers will be busy this month of January. In addition to normal patrols, District 20 will be conducting Seat Belt Enforcement Zone details, Speed Enforcement details and motorists may encounter Roadside Safety Checks – including motorcycle Roadside Safety Checks, as well as other alcohol enforcement details. The goals are simple, reduce fatalities and make Illinois roadways safer through education and increased enforcement. One driving fatality is one too many and Illinois State Police are committed to driving zero fatalities to a reality.