Twelve fatal crashes killed 12 people during the Fourth of July reporting period, July 3 through July 7, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Impairment was determined to be a factor in at least three of the crashes.
Troopers made 709 arrests for impaired driving including 507 for drug-related charges, responded to 809 crashes and made over 55,000 traffic contacts total including providing assistance to over 4,500 motorists.
“Impaired driving is a risk to everyone’s safety on our roads,” said Patrol Superintendent Col. Richard S. Fambro. “That’s why troopers make OVI enforcement a priority.”
During last year’s Fourth of July reporting period, there were four fatal crashes that killed eight people.