District 18 Litchfield, announced that Troopers responded to 1,403 requests for service and/or assistance from the public and 13,219 self-initiated incidents during the 2017 calendar year. These calls included assisting 1263 motorists whose vehicles were disabled or in need of assistance on area highways.
In addition, Troopers handled 632 traffic crashes throughout the counties of Montgomery, Macoupin, Greene, Jersey and Calhoun. District 18 handled 22 fatal crashes resulting in 24 fatalities in 2017.
District 18 officers completed 2,171 Motor Carrier Safety Inspections resulting in 307 vehicles/drivers being placed out of service for safety related violations.
Traffic enforcement activities resulted in 250 total alcohol related arrests which include 80 citations for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of Alcohol and/or Drugs. In total, 8,480 citations were issued and FATAL FOUR citations break down as 80-DUI, 4,293-Speeding, 880-Occupant Restraint, and 337-Distracted Driving. Troopers also made 2,778 criminal arrests throughout 2017.
Our 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 Officers are committed to driving zero fatalities to a reality.