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Pennsylvania State Police Investigates Five Fatal Crashes Over Holiday Weekend


HARRISBURG, Pa., April 3, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six people were killed in five crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police from March 30 through April 1, 2018. Alcohol was a factor in at least three of the holiday weekend crashes, according to investigators. Troopers also made 359 arrests for driving under the influence, which is a slight increase from the 351 arrested for DUI during the same enforcement period in 2017.

State police investigated 476 crashes over the long holiday weekend, including 143 that resulted in injury and 54 involving alcohol. In addition to DUI enforcement, troopers issued 7,572 speeding citations, 489 seat belt citations, and 68 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

2017

533

5

5

139

56

2

2018

476

5

6

143

54

3








ENFORCEMENT DATA


DUI Arrests

Speeding Citations

Child Seat Citations

Seat Belt Citations

Other Citations


2017

351

7,886

79

457

7,869


2018

359

7,572

68

489

9,347


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

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

SOURCE Pennsylvania State Police


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