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Pennsylvania State Police said they investigated fewer crashes overall, though did respond to twice as many fatal crashes compared to last year during the Christmas holiday.

State Police released enforcement results over the period of three days from Dec. 23 to Dec. 25. Police said they were on the lookout for impaired drivers during the campaign.

Troopers arrested 243 people for DUI, which is a decrease from the 314 arrests last year, in which the Christmas holiday driving period spanned four days.

During this time frame, police also investigated 529 crashes, which is a decrease from 661 crashes the year before. Almost twice as many people were injured in crashes last year, while police reported only 102 injuries across their coverage area in the state.

Of the crashes, though, police did investigate more fatal crashes. There were four fatal crashes leading to the death of five people, compared to two crash deaths in 2016. One of the crashes this year involved alcohol. Police said 60 of the crashes overall were alcohol-related.

In addition to the DUI enforcement, troopers also issued 1,261 speeding citations, 145 seat belt citations and 26 child safety seat citations.

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