OSP arrested more than 1,000 during July 4 weekend

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol made 690 arrests for impaired driving and 391 for drug-related charges between Thursday and Sunday over the Independence Day weekend, according to a release sent Monday.

Seven people lost their lives in a total of six traffic crashes during the four-day reporting period, the release stated.

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 drivin, according to the release.

During the reporting period in 2014, 12 people died in 11 crashes. Five of those crashes were related to drunk driving, killing six people.

Click the photo below to see a breakdown of OSP’s July 4 weekend activity:

ohio state highway patrol july 4 arrests


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