Three Killed in Memorial Day Holiday Crashes Investigated by State Police
Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania State Troopers investigated 787 traffic crashes during the four-day Memorial Day holiday driving period, from May 25 through May 28, 2018. The crashes resulted in three fatalities and 183 injuries. Alcohol was a factor in 70 of the crashes, including one fatal collision.
Troopers made 592 arrests for driving under the influence and issued 16,275 speeding citations over the long holiday weekend. State police also cited 1,531 individuals for not wearing seat belts and issued citations to 308 motorists for not securing children in safety seats.
During last year’s four-day Memorial Day holiday driving period, nine people died and 178 others were injured in 757 crashes to which state troopers responded.
Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) in Area IV, which included Troops J, L, and M, conducted a two-day sustained enforcement effort from May 15-16. The detail targeted violations relating to distracted driving, aggressive driving, commercial vehicle safety, impaired driving, and highway criminal interdiction along State Route 222 through Lancaster, Lehigh, and Berks counties. The detail produced the following enforcement statistics:
99 speeding citations
8 citations relating to distracted driving
7 aggressive driving citations
11 seatbelt or child restraint citations
398 other citations
5 DUI arrests
8 wanted persons
7 drug arrests
1 firearms arrest
92 commercial vehicles inspected totaling 70 citations, 8 drivers out of service, and 5 vehicles out of service
A CDL operator was arrested on a federal probation warrant.
Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) in Area III, which is comprised of Troops F, N, P, and R, conducted a two-day sustained enforcement effort from March 20-21 to improve highway safety in the area. The detail targeted violations relating to distracted driving, aggressive driving, commercial vehicle safety, impaired driving, and highway criminal interdiction on Interstates 80 and 81 throughout Clinton, Montour, Northumberland, Union, Columbia, Luzerne, Carbon, Monroe, Lackawanna and Susquehanna counties. The detail, which was assisted by PSP’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Drug Law Enforcement Division, produced the following enforcement statistics:
· 678 Motorists Contacted
· 6 DUI arrests
· 630 traffic citations issued for speeding, seatbelt violations, driving under suspension, and various other traffic and mechanical violations.