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Police Agencies Release Enforcement Data for Thanksgiving


December 6, 2018

Rick Boston

Local law enforcement was recognized by AAA for their efforts in traffic safety. Shown are (from left): Greenfield Township Police Chief Ron Sharkey, Duncansville Police Chief Jeff Ketner, Blair County Sheriff James Ott and officer Steve Weyandt of the Hollidaysburg Police Department.

State and local police have released Thanksgiving holiday enforcement results.

Troopers made more driving under the influence (DUI) arrests and investigated more crashes compared to 2017.

The Pennsylvania State Police overall investigated 1,116 crashes during the five-day Thanksgiving holiday driving period from Nov. 21 through Nov. 25, 2018.

The total represents a 13.8 percent increase compared to the 981 crashes investigated during the Thanksgiving holiday driving period in 2017.

Of the 1,116 crashes investigated, 80 were alcohol related, 213 people were injured, and four people were kill...

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