Ashkum, IL. – Illinois State Police District 21 Commander, Captain Don Aaron Harsy,
announced today activity and enforcement figures for January 2021
Illinois State Police District 21 Troopers issued 468 citations, 768 written warnings,
including 21 DUIs, 10 seatbelt citations, and 27 criminal arrests. District 21 Troopers made a total
of 717 Traffic stops in January. Troopers also assisted 214 motorists, conducted 134 Motor
Carrier Inspections, and investigated 83 traffic crashes. There was one fatal crash investigated
by District 21 in January.
According to the National Safety Council the major contributing factors to motor-vehicle
deaths in the United States are lack of occupant protection, alcohol, speeding, young drivers,
distractions, and large trucks.
In an effort to reduce fatalities, the Illinois State Police uses enforcement activities and
educational programs to fight these major contributing factors.