State Police activity in December
Illinois State Police District Seven announced that during the month of December 2015, Troopers handled 1,473 calls for service and assistance. Of these calls, 303 were to help motorists whose vehicles were disabled on area highways.
Criminal activities during the month included 12 persons apprehended for being wanted on outstanding warrants and 27 arrested for other criminal offenses.
Traffic enforcement activities resulted in 252 drivers arrested for speeding and 73 cited for seat belt violations. Driving under the influence arrests totaled 28, while 5 apprehensions for other alcohol related offenses were recorded. Troopers issued a total of 639 traffic citations and 696 written warnings to motorists during the month.
Troopers and weight inspectors issued 50 citations for overweight loads and issued 95 written warnings for overweight violations.
District Seven Troopers handled 66 traffic crashes within the four county area of Rock Island, Henry, Knox, and Mercer. There were no fatal crashes handled by District 7 Troopers.