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For Immediate Release: January 2, 2014
Contact: S/Lt. Anne Ralston (614) 752-2792

Three fatalities in Ohio over the New Year’s Holiday

Impaired and aggressive driving, drug arrests increase

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, December 31, 2013 through 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, January 1, 2013. 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.

The public is encouraged to continue using #677 to report dangerous or impaired drivers, as well as drug activity.

 

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