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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 3, 2018
 
 
 
Harrisburg, PA – 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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