Illinois State Police Summary May 2011

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

EAST MOLINE, IL (06-09-11) – Illinois State Police District Seven announced that during the month of May 2011, Troopers handled 2749 calls for service and assistance.  Of these calls, 215 were to help motorists whose vehicles were disabled on area highways.

    Criminal activities during the month included 8 persons apprehended for being wanted on outstanding warrants and 26 arrested for other criminal offenses.

    Traffic enforcement activities resulted in 432 drivers arrested for speeding and 581 cited for seat belt violations.  Driving under the influence arrests totaled 50, while 16 apprehensions for other alcohol related offenses were recorded.  Troopers issued a total of 1365 traffic citations and 1363 written warnings to motorists during the month.

    Troopers and weight inspectors issued 48 citations for overweight loads and issued 106 written warnings for overweight violations.

    District Seven Troopers handled 41 traffic crashes within the four county area of Rock Island, Henry, Knox, and Mercer. There were no fatal crashes handled by District 7 Troopers.