LASALLE — Illinois State Police District 17 announced during the month of February, troopers handled 1,311 calls for service and assistance. Of these calls, 102 were to help motorists whose vehicles were disabled on area highways.
Criminal activities during the month included no persons arrested on outstanding warrant and 25 arrests for other criminal offenses.
Traffic enforcement activities resulted in 225 drivers arrested for speeding and 57 cited for seat belt violations. Driving under the influence arrests totaled eight, while there were eight apprehensions for other alcohol-related offenses. Troopers issued a total of 428 traffic citations and 605 written warnings to motorists during the month.
Troopers and weight inspectors issued five citations for overweight violations.
District 17 troopers handled 31 traffic crashes within the three-county area of LaSalle, Bureau and Putnam. There were no fatal crashes handled by District 17 troopers.