Ohio patrol: 12 killed in holiday-period crashes


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says a dozen
people died in traffic crashes in Ohio during the long Fourth of July
holiday weekend.
The patrol says four of the 11 crashes related to vehicles operated while under the influence of alcohol
or drugs.
The reporting period included crashes from Thursday to Sunday.
that time, troopers also arrested 749 people for impaired driving and
318 on drug-related charges. The patrol says it issued more than 6,400
citations this year for safety belt violations and almost 3,000
citations for aggressive driving.
Six people died in five crashes
during the holiday last year, though the period covered just two days.
One crash was alcohol-related.

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