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State Police Release Fourth Of July Holiday Stats

by STAFF | Jul 5, 2017 8:34 am

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Troopers made 60 DUI arrests over the extended Fourth of July weekend, according to state police stats.

State police also investigated 398 motor vehicle crashes. One person died and people were hurt in about 13 percent of those wrecks.

Police issued 1,368 speeding tickets. That is an 11.4 percent increase from last year.

State police gave out 2,941 moving violations, which include anything from making an improper lane change to using a cell phone while driving.

The stats cover 12 a.m. June 30 until 11:59 p.m. July 4.

“During this enforcement period, troopers utilized both traditional and non-traditional patrol cars,” according to a prepared statement from state police. “Troopers were focused on drunken driving violations, aggressive drivers, distracted drivers and speeding. Sobriety checkpoints and targeted DUI patrols were also in place over the entire weekend.”

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