OSHP reports increase in traffic violations over holiday

State Highway Patrol
State Highway Patrol

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It was a busy holiday week for the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Officials reported close to 30,000 enforcements over the two-day holiday period.

From midnight July 3rd through midnight July 4th, Ohio State Highway Patrol officers stopped 29,000 motorists across the state for violations such as impaired driving, speeding and aggressive driving.

That was nearly a 30 percent increase from 2012.

Troopers said violations are usually higher during summertime traveling.

“You don’t have to usually have to worry about the roads being bad. People try to push their limit a little bit to get from one point to the other. And, that’s why we’re out there to prevent that,” said Sgt. Bret Henderson, from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Canfield Post.

Mahoning County had 400 violations during that two-day period.


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