Illinois State Police Home Illinois State Police Brendan F. Kelly, Director
Brendan F.

Governor JB Pritzker

Agency Links

Winter Road Conditions
ISP Fallen Officers Memorial
Illinois State Police Memorial Park
Agencies, Boards & Commissions
Illinois Amber Alert
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Inspector General
Illinois Department of Human Rights
Cutting the Red Tape

  Illinois State Police News Release   

diagonal image

Illinois State Police announce reduction in fatalities over July 4th holiday weekend

ISP Seal
Press Release Date: July 17, 2007    || Archived August 14, 2007
The Illinois State Police (ISP) announced today that 19 persons lost their lives as a result of 18 fatal crashes on Illinois roadways during the July 3 – 8 holiday weekend this year. This compares to the five-day reporting period in 2006 when 23 people lost their lives in fatal accidents.

The Illinois State Police issued nearly 17,650 citations and written warnings over the six-day period. In addition, Troopers made 160 DUI arrests and provided assistance to more than 2,100 motorists. In the four fatal crashes handled by the state police, none of the four people killed was wearing their safety belt.

The ISP participated in several enforcement initiatives aimed to arrest impaired drivers and reduce fatalities during the July 4th weekend including roadside safety checks, underage drinking enforcement details, and saturation patrols focusing on safety belt and speed enforcement. The ISP and Illinois Department of Transportation combined for an aggressive enforcement and education campaign to remind motorists to buckle up and keep impaired drivers off the road.

For more information contact:
Public Information Office
Telephone: 217-782-6637
TDD: 1-800-255-3323

Agency Features

Statewide 911
Firearms Services
Sex Offender Information
Missing Illinois Sex Offenders
Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Information
Methamphetamine Manufacturer Registry
Uniform Crime Reporting
Take the ISP Citizen Survey
Medicaid Fraud
Become a Trooper
Ending Opioid Misuse
Illinois Crash Report
Illinois Bicentennial
Copyright © 2019 Illinois State Police Site Map | ISP Privacy | Illinois Privacy Info | Kids Privacy | Web Accessibility | Contact Us