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Over 600 crashes and 100 DUIs over Christmas weekend in Pennsylvania

eyewitness news (WBRE/WYOU) — Pennsylvania police say they investigated more than 600 crashes over the Christmas holiday weekend that killed seven people and made more than 100 arrests for drunk driving.

Police said alcohol was a factor in 36 accidents, including two fatalities.

Police said they arrested 116 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs over the three-day New Year’s holiday weekend, December 23-25.

Officers also issued more than 451 fines for speeding, 110 for not wearing a seatbelt and 11 for failing to secure a child in a safe seat.

Below is a graph showing the difference between this year’s and last year’s data.

crash data

Year total number of crashes fatal crash people killed injured person alcohol related crash alcohol-related fatal crashes
2022 (3 days) 661 Five 7 113 36 2
2021 (3 days) 488 Four 6 90 41 1

Enforcement data

Year Arrest for DUI speeding quotes car seat quotes seat belt quotes other quotes
2022 (3 days) 116 451 11 110 2,248
2021 (3 days) 181 1,131 twenty four 124 2,728

With New Year’s Eve celebrations approaching, state police say they will be alert to aggressive, distracted drivers with disabilities.

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