The Ohio State Highway Patrol made 690 arrests for impaired driving and 391 for drug-related charges over this Fourth of July holiday period. Seven people lost their lives in a total of six traffic crashes on state highways during the four-day reporting period. The Patrol responded to 643 crashes and made 55,000 traffic contacts in total, which included assisting more than 4,500 motorists. Troopers also issued 6,054 citations this year for safety belt violations and 2,675 citations for aggressive driving.
During the reporting period in 2014, 12 people died in 11 crashes. Five of those crashes were OVI-related, killing six people.