4th of July Crash/DUI Statistics

State Police: 10 Killed, 361 Injured in Holiday Driving Period Crashes

Troopers Arrest 339 for DUI; Issue 7,877 Speeding Citations

Harrisburg – Ten people died and 361 others were injured in 712 crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police during the four-day Fourth of July holiday driving period, Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski said today.

Seven of those killed were not wearing seat belts, Pawlowski said. He noted that 72 of the crashes were alcohol-related, including three of the fatal crashes.

During the holiday driving period that covered Friday, July 2, through Monday, July 5, troopers arrested 339 persons for driving under the influence, issued 7,877 speeding citations, cited 723 for failing to wear seatbelts, and issued 129 citations for not securing children in safety seats.

During last year’s Fourth of July holiday travel period, which covered only three days (July 3-5, 2009), nine people died and 206 others were injured in 447 crashes investigated by troopers, Pawlowski added.

The statistics include only those incidents investigated by state police and do not include data from incidents to which other law enforcement agencies responded.

For more information, visit www.psp.state.pa.us or call 717-783-5556.

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