Holiday weekend sees more crashes, fewer injuries, fatalities
Pennsylvania State Police investigated more crashes over the Thanksgiving weekend than last year, but said that there were fewer fatal crashes and fewer injuries.
State Police reported Tuesday that it investigated 981 crashes between Nov. 22 and Nov .26 across the state. That’s a 5.4 percent increase from the 931 crashes last year during the same time frame.
Though there were two fewer fatal crashes this year — four down from six in 2016 — and fewer injuries — 209 injured people down from 271.
The number of alcoholrelated crashes increased. Of the 981 crashes this year, 85 were alcohol-related. Last year, 61 of the crashes had involved alcohol.
Aside from the crashes, State Police made a number of arrest sand issued citations during the holiday period. Police made 629 DUI arrests, which is up from 610 arrests last year.
Police also issued 15,912 speeding citations, 172 child seat citations and 1,125 seat belt citations.