COLUMBUS (13-23) – According to provisional statistics from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 11 people killed on Ohio roadways this New Year holiday.
During the four-day reporting period, from Friday, December 30, at 12 a.m. until Monday, January 2, at 11:59 p.m., 11 people were killed in nine fatal crashes. Impairment was a factor in six fatalities, while eight were not wearing safety belts.
During reporting period, troopers removed 214 impaired drivers from Ohio’s roads, while citing 67 for distracted driving and 101 for illegal drug violations.
This is a decrease from the four-day reporting period last year, when 12 fatalities were reported.
The public is encouraged to continue using #677 to report dangerous or impaired drivers, as well as drug activity.