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Captain Dwayne F. Isringhausen, commanding officer of the Highway Patrol’s Troop G, Willow Springs, announces there were no traffic fatalities in Troop G during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Also announced were the following C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) traffic totals for the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend:
Troop G investigated two alcohol-related traffic crashes, and investigated 18 crashes on C.A.R.E. designated highways.
Troopers made four DWI arrests, five drug arrests, and issued 377 citations for speed, 82 seat belt tickets, and four child restraint summonses.
Additionally, officers issued 475 warnings and provided assistance to 160 motorists.
Included in the above-listed totals were the following totals from the 20-Mile Trooper operation in which troopers patrolled a designated section of roadway:
152 speed summonses; 22 seat belt summonses; 4 other hazardous moving vehicle summonses; 8 non-moving violation summonses; 1 driver’s license summons; 3 uninsured motorist summonses; 1 misdemeanor drug arrest; 1 other misdemeanor arrest; and 192 warnings.
Captain Isringhausen says, “We were very pleased that Troop G did not experience any fatal collisions this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. As we approach the winter driving season, please plan ahead when traveling, don’t drink and drive, and always wear your seat belt.”