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State Police: 471 crashes, two fatalities on New Year’s weekend


Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania State Police investigated 471 motor vehicle crashes, which killed two people and injured 97 others, during the New Year’s holiday weekend from Dec. 31, 2021-Jan. 2, 2022.

Alcohol was a factor in 8% of the crashes, including one fatal crash, and resulted in 278 DUI arrests. State Troopers also arrested 248 individuals on criminal charges and issued 10,233 traffic citations.


YearTotal CrashesFatal CrashesPeople KilledPeople InjuredAlcohol-Related CrashesAlcohol-Related Fatal Crashes
2021-22 (3 days)  4712297411
2019-20 (3 days)4601187300


YearDUI ArrestsSpeeding CitationsChild Seat CitationsSeat Belt CitationsOther Citations
2021-22 (3 days)2783,632683106,223
2019-20 (3 days)2796,410664769,238

More information on 2022 New Year’s holiday enforcement, broken down by troop, is available here. These statistics cover only those incidents investigated by the state police and do not include incidents to which other law enforcement agencies responded.

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic and mitigation efforts that were in place throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the time, statistical information was not collected during the 2020-2021 New Year’s holiday driving period.

For more information on the Pennsylvania State Police, visit psp.pa.gov.