HARRISBURG, Pa., July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the three-day Fourth of July holiday driving period, which took place July 2 through July 4, Pennsylvania state troopers investigated a total of 423 crashes.
The crashes resulted in 165 injuries and three fatalities. Alcohol was involved in 52 of the crashes and the death of one person. Of the three fatal crashes, only one individual was wearing a seat belt.
Troopers arrested 447 motorists for driving under the influence and issued 9,069 speeding citations during the holiday weekend. State police also cited 628 people for not wearing seat belts and cited 219 drivers for failing to secure children in safety seats.
During last year's three-day holiday driving period, four people were killed and 133 others were injured in the 473 crashes that state troopers investigated.
These statistics cover only those crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police and do not include incidents in which other law-enforcement agencies responded.
For more information on the Pennsylvania State Police, visit their website at www.psp.pa.gov.
MEDIA CONTACT: Cpl. Adam Reed, 717-783-5556
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SOURCE Pennsylvania State Police