ELGIN – Illinois State Police laid out police activity for October 2019 in six counties including DeKalb County, according to a news release.
Capt. Michael J. Kraft, Illinois State Police District 2 commander, said there were 4,512 incidents throughout DeKalb, Cook, DuPage, Kane, McHenry and Lake Counties, 360 of which were to help drivers stuck on area highways.
State troopers in District 2 wrote 1,896 written warnings and 1,107 citations – 446 of the citations were for speeding, the release states, and 59 for not wearing a seat belt.
There were 242 crashes and none were fatal. Troopers also conducted 393 motor carrier safety inspections and, through those, put 104 drivers and/or vehicles out of service. State police made 29 criminal arrests with 13 for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
ISP wanted to remind the public to avoid driving under the influence, speeding, failure to wear a seat belt and distracted driving. The release also reminded drivers to move over for any vehicle on the side of the road with emergency or hazard lights.
“One of our top priorities is to ensure everyone makes it home safe at the end of the day,” Kraft said.