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Pennsylvania State Police Announces Christmas Holiday Enforcement Results

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --A Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) troopers arrested 330 people for driving under the influence during the four-day Christmas holiday from Dec. 22 through Dec. 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 long holiday weekend, including 54 collisions involving alcohol. Six people were killed in five fatal crashes investigated by PSP. In addition to DUI enforcement, troopers issued 2,460 speeding citations, 289 seatbelt citations, and 58 child safety seat citations.Crash and enforcement data by troop is . These statistics cover only incidents investigated by state police and do not include statistics on incidents to which other law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania responded.






CRASH DATA








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








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






With New Year's Eve celebrations still to come, drivers are reminded to plan ahead for a safe ride home. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 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 if you have had too much to drink.For more information about the Pennsylvania State Police, visit .MEDIA CONTACT: Ryan Tarkowski, 717-783-5556
Pennsylvania State Police Announces Christmas Holiday Enforcement Results
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