Pennsylvania State Police Wednesday reported that it arrested fewer drivers for DUI this New Year’s holiday weekend compared to last year.
Troopers arrested 284 people for DUI over the three-day holiday period, which is down from the 328 DUI arrests last year over the same time period.
Though there were fewer arrests, police did investigate more crashes, including more alcohol-related crashes. In its service area, State Police investigated 1,169 crashes, of which 66 were alcohol-related. That’s up from 595 crashes last year in which 46 were alcohol-related.
Though there were more crashes this year, there were more fatal crashes last year. There were two fatalities in two crashes in Pennsylvania this year, according to State Police. There were three fatal crashes last year that resulted in four fatalities.
In addition to DUI enforcement over the holiday weekend, State Police also issued 2,617 speeding citations, 251 seat belt citations and 30 child safety seat citations. Those numbers are fewer than last year, when State Police issued 4,511 speeding citations, 356 seat belt citations and 49 child seat citations.