Three fatalities in Ohio over the New Year's Holiday
Impaired and aggressive driving, drug arrests increase
Thursday, January 02, 2014 6:48 AM
COLUMBUS - The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that three people were killed on Ohio's roadways during this New Year's Holiday reporting period of Midnight, Tuesday, Dec. 31, through 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 1. Last year six people were killed during the same two-day holiday reporting period.During the reporting period troopers arrested 162 drivers for impaired driving, an increase of 27 percent when compared to last year's holiday. In addition, troopers cited 222 people with aggressive driving, an increase of 37 percent and arrested 53 motorists for drug-related offenses, an increase of 21 percent.
For a complete breakdown of the Patrol's holiday enforcement please visit http://www.statepatrol.ohio.gov/doc/NewYearHoliday_2014.pdf
The public is encouraged to continue using #677 to report dangerous or impaired drivers, as well as drug activity.