Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania State Police made more traffic stops over this year’s Thanksgiving holiday weekend in comparison to 2016, but there were fewer fatal crashes and injuries than last year.

From Nov. 22 to 26, state police investigated 931 crashes, which is up by about 5.4 percent from last year. They made 629 DUI arrests and issued 15,912 speeding tickets, both of which have increased from 2016’s statistics.

However, state police responded to four fatal crashes with four deaths, which is down from six people who lost their lives last year. 209 people were injured this year in comparison with 271 over the 20016 Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

These statistics cover only those incidents investigated by state police and do not include statistics on incidents to which other law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania responded.


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