District Seven handles 1,800 calls in April

Mike McGuire

Illinois State Police District Seven announced that during the month of April, Troopers handled 1872 calls for service and assistance.  Of these calls, 177 were to help motorists whose vehicles were disabled on area highways.

Criminal activities during the month included 6 persons apprehended for being wanted on outstanding warrants and 24 arrested for other criminal offenses.

Traffic enforcement activities resulted in 358 drivers arrested for speeding and 252 cited for seat belt violations.  Driving under the influence arrests totaled 38, while 11 apprehensions for other alcohol related offenses were recorded.  Troopers issued a total of 866 traffic citations and 1032 written warnings to motorists during the month.

Troopers and weight inspectors issued 63 citations for overweight loads and issued 195 written warnings for overweight violations.

District Seven Troopers handled 32 traffic crashes within the four county area of Rock Island, Henry, Knox, and Mercer. There were no fatal crashes handled by District 7 Troopers.