Pennsylvania State Police Announces Fewer DUI Arrests, More Cras

Pennsylvania State Police Announces Fewer DUI Arrests, More Crash Investigations Over New Year's Holiday Weekend

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SOURCE Pennsylvania State Police Department

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania State Troopers arrested 284 people for driving under the influence during the three-day New Year's holiday from Dec. 30, 2017 through Jan. 1, 2018. The total is a decrease from 2017 when 328 DUI arrests were made during the same holiday driving period.

State police investigated 1,169 crashes over the long weekend, almost double the number investigated during the same period last year, when troopers responded to 595 crashes. Of the 1,169 collisions investigated, 66 involved alcohol, 251 people were injured, and two people were killed.

In addition to DUI enforcement, troopers issued 2,617 speeding citations, 251 seatbelt citations, and 30 child safety seat citations.

Crash and enforcement data by troop is available here. These statistics cover only those incidents investigated by state police and do not include statistics on incidents to which other law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania responded.

CRASH DATA


Total Crashes

Fatal Crashes

People Killed

People Injured

Alcohol-Related Crashes

Alcohol-Related Fatal Crashes

2016

595

3

4

113

46

0

2017

1,169

2

2

251

66

0








ENFORCEMENT DATA


DUI Arrests

Speeding Citations

Child Seat Citations

Seat Belt Citations

Other Citations


2016

328

4,511

49

356

6,339


2017

284

2,617

30

251

5,526


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

MEDIA CONTACTS: Cpl. Adam Reed or Ryan Tarkowski, 717-783-5556

 

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