LASALLE — Illinois State Police District 17 announced that during December, troopers handled 1,230 calls for service and assistance. Of these calls, 223 were to help motorists whose vehicles were disabled on area highways.
Traffic enforcement activities resulted in 114 drivers arrested for speeding and seven cited for seat belt violations. Driving under the influence arrests totaled five. Troopers issued 239 traffic citations and 559 written warnings to motorists during the month.
District 17 troopers handled 59 traffic crashes within the three-county area of LaSalle, Bureau and Putnam. There were no fatal crashes handled by District 17 troopers.