With the holiday season halfway over, the Ohio Highway Patrol is asking drivers to continue to buckle up and refrain from driving impaired. During this year’s five-day Christmas Holiday reporting period of December 24 at 12 a.m. through December 28 at 11:59 p.m., 10 people were killed in 10 fatal crashes, with five of the fatal crashes attributed to impaired driving. Five people who died were not wearing their safety belts.
In 2013, seven people died in six crashes during the two-day Christmas reporting period.
Troopers continue to crack down on impaired drivers; so far this year, troopers have arrested over 24,500 motorists for impaired driving.
The public is encouraged to continue using #677 to report dangerous or impaired drivers, as well as drug activity.