Highway Patrol Releases July 4th Reporting Period Stats

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says, overall, this year’s 4th of July was safer on the roads than last year’s.

The Highway Patrol says fatal traffic crashes and impaired driving incidents during the recent holiday weekend decreased from 2021.

This year 16 people were killed in crashes over the holiday reporting period, which is seven fewer than the 23 fatalities reported in 2021 and the lowest number since 2018.

Troopers made 444 arrests for impaired driving.

Impaired driving and distracted driving incidents decreased by about 18 percent from last year’s holiday weekend.

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