Ohio News – Traffic fatalities for New Year’s and Christmas reporting periods

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) is reporting traffic fatalities over the New Year’s reporting period and the Christmas reporting period.

Ten people were killed on Ohio’s roadways during the 2016 New Year’s Holiday, a four-day reporting period beginning December 31 and ending January 3. During this year’s reporting period, troopers arrested 438 drivers for impaired driving. In addition, troopers cited 950 people for safety belt violations.

For a complete statistical recap of the Patrol’s New Year’s enforcement, visit  http://statepatrol.ohio.gov/doc/NewYearHoliday_2016_PIO.pdf.

During this year’s Christmas reporting period from December 24 through December 27, eight crashes resulted in nine fatalities. OSHP arrested 332 motorists for OVI.

For a complete Christmas holiday recap, visit http://statepatrol.ohio.gov/doc/ChristmasHoliday_2015_PIO.pdf.

The public is encouraged to continue using #677 to report dangerous or impaired drivers, as well as drug activity.