(Willow Springs) – Highway Patrol Troop G has announced the traffic totals for the Independence Day holiday period.
From July 3 through July 8, troopers participated in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort). Additionally, troopers conducted a “20-Mile Trooper” project on Highway 60 on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, and Sunday, July 8, 2012.
Preliminary enforcement totals include:
16– DWI arrests
326– Speed summonses
149– Seat Belt summonses
16– Child Restraint summonses
39– Drug arrests
27– other arrests
754 — Warnings
Troopers investigated 34 traffic crashes, two of which were alcohol-related. These crashes resulted in injuries to 20 individuals with zero fatalities. Troop G officers also assisted 276 motorists during the weekend.
Captain Dwayne Isringhausen says Troop G is greatful that there were no fatal accidents in Troop G during the holiday weekend.