Highway Patrol reports fewer fatal crashes this Labor Day

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WYTV) – Ohio State Highway Patrol reported a decrease in traffic crash fatalities this Labor Day weekend, compared to previous years.

Highway Patrol reported 11 fatal crashes resulting in 11 deaths during the reporting period of Friday, September 2 at 12 a.m. through Monday, September 5 at 11:59 p.m. This is two fewer crashes and three fewer deaths than last year.

In total, 730 drivers were arrested for OVI and 4,846 people received safety belt citations throughout the state. Troopers also saw a 17 percent increase in felony arrests over the four-day period.

“The men and women of the Patrol take OVI and safety belt violations very seriously” said Patrol Superintendent Col. Paul A. Pride. “We will continue enforcing Ohio’s impaired driving laws every day of the year to keep motorists safe.”

For a complete breakdown of the Patrol’s Labor Day enforcement, visit statepatrol.ohio.gov.


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