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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Christmas holiday enforcement results announced

STATE POLICE

Pennsylvania State Police troopers arrested 330 people for driving under the influence during the four-day Christmas holiday spanning Dec. 22 through 25, 2018.

The total represents an increase from the 243 DUI arrests made during the 2017 Christmas holiday driving period, which spanned three days.

State police investigated 622 crashes over the holiday weekend, including 54 collisions involving alcohol. Six people were killed in five fatal crashes investigated by state police.

In addition to DUI enforcement, troopers issued 2,460 speeding citations, 289 seat belt citations and 58 child safety seat citations.

These statistics cover incidents investigated by state police and do not include statistics on incidents to which other law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania responded.

Below is a highlight of the enforcement results:

CRASH DATA

Year Enforcement Period Total Crashes Fatal Crashes People Killed People Injured Alcohol-Related Crashes Alcohol-Related Fatal Crashes

2017 3 days 529 4 5 102 60 1

2018 4 days 622 5 6 128 54 0

ENFORCEMENT DATA

Year Enforcement Period DUI Arrests Speeding Citations Child Seat Citations Seat Belt Citations Other Citations

2017 3 days 243 1,261 26 145 3,237

2018 4 days 330 2,460 58 289 5,543

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s SaferRide app is free to download on Apple and Android devices. Once installed, the app provides a simple interface to call a taxi or a trusted friend for a ride.

For more information about the Pennsylvania State Police, visit www.psp.pa.gov.