LASALLE — Illinois State Police District 17 announced that during October, troopers handled 1,430 calls for service and assistance. Of these calls, 161 were to help motorists whose vehicles were disabled on area highways.
Traffic enforcement activities resulted in 271 drivers arrested for speeding and 98 cited for seat belt violations. Driving under the influence arrests totaled six. Troopers issued 528 traffic citations and 813 written warnings to motorists during the month.
District 17 troopers handled 41 traffic crashes within the three-county area of LaSalle, Bureau and Putnam counties. There were no fatal crashes handled by District 17 troopers.