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The Ohio Sate Highway Patrol Releases Holiday Statistics

The Ohio State Highway Patrol made 749 arrests for impaired driving and 318 for drug-related charges over this Fourth of July holiday period, which began Thursday, July 3 and ended Sunday, July 6.

During the reporting period, the Patrol made nearly 57,000 traffic contacts, which included assisting more than 4,700 motorists.

Twelve people lost their lives in a total of 11 traffic crashes during the four-day reporting period. Four of the crashes were OVI-related.

During the shortened two-day reporting period in 2013, six people died in five crashes, one of which was alcohol-related.

Troopers also issued 6,429 citations this year for safety belt violations and 2,975 citations for aggressive driving.

Troopers encourage the public to continue reporting impaired drivers or drug activity with #677.

 

 

 

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