Three fatalities in Ohio over the New Year’s holiday

Impaired and aggressive driving, drug arrests increase
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jan 3, 2014
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The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that three people were killed on Ohio’s roadways during this New Year’s Holiday reporting period of midnight, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 through 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2013. Last year six people were killed during the same two-day holiday reporting period.

During the reporting period troopers arrested 162 drivers for impaired driving, an increase of 27 percent when compared to last year’s holiday. In addition, troopers cited 222 people with aggressive driving, an increase of 37 percent and arrested 53 motorists for drug-related offenses, an increase of 21 percent.

In Huron County, there were 69 patrol-related incidents during that 24-hours span.

For a complete breakdown of the patrol’s holiday enforcement, click on the link below to see a PDF file.

The public is encouraged to continue using #677 to report dangerous or impaired drivers, as well as drug activity.