State police catch more speeders during Labor Day holiday
Either more people were in a rush to and from their Labor Day picnics, or more of them got caught by Pennsylvania State Police during this year’s holiday.
Troopers released the results of the holiday enforcement period from 12:01 a.m. Friday to midnight Monday, which show a marked increase in speeding citations but little change in crashes or arrests for driving under the influence compared with last year.
This year, state police investigated 43 crashes injuring eight people, only one alcohol-related. In 2018, there were 47 crashes, three involving alcohol, and 16 injuries.
DUI arrests rose to 41 this year from 39 last year. There was a nearly 20% increase in speeding tickets, from 368 citations last year to 433 this year.
State police say there will be other periods of increased patrols throughout the remainder of the summer and during the Thanksgiving holiday.
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expected to survive, Assistant Police Chief Gail Struss said.
Julio Paredes, 32, of Allentown, was later charged in the assault with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of simple assault. He is awaiting arraignment.
Struss said the stabbing happened just before 4 a.m. in the 100 block of North 12th Street. She said the victim fled and was found by police on the porch of a nearby home.
Paredes was later taken into custody. He was also taken to the hospital with minor cuts, Struss said.
Struss described Paredes and the victim as boyfriend and girlfriend.
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been found with a gun at the airport this year, TSA officials said.
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