Ohio troopers arrest 749 motorists for intoxicated driving over July Fourth weekend

Twelve people lost their lives in traffic crashes during four-day reporting period; four of the fatal crashes were alcohol-related.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 7, 2014


The Ohio State Highway Patrol made 749 arrests for impaired driving and 318 for drug-related charges over this Fourth of July holiday period, which began Thursday, July 3 and ended Sunday, July 6.

During the reporting period, the Patrol made nearly 57,000 traffic contacts, which included assisting more than 4,700 motorists.

Twelve people lost their lives in a total of 11 traffic crashes during the four-day reporting period. Four of the crashes were OVI-related.

During the shortened two-day reporting period in 2013, six people died in five crashes, one of which was alcohol-related.

Troopers also issued 6,429 citations this year for safety belt violations and 2,975 citations for aggressive driving.

Troopers encourage the public to continue reporting impaired drivers or drug activity with #677.



Did the math- 749 arrests means one per every 7.75 miles of land...that's ridiculous.


Thank you OSHP for keeping us safer!


Thank you OSHP for keeping us safer!