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Pennsylvania State Police report over 500 DUI arrests, 970 crashes during Thanksgiving holiday

WHTM Harrisburg 11/28/2022 Avery Van Etten
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PENNSYLVANIA (WHTM) — The Pennsylvania State Police on Monday released their Thanksgiving holiday crash and enforcement results for 2022.

According to State Police, there were 970 crashes over the five-day travel period from Nov. 23-27 involving 196 injuries. Two of the crashes were fatal, killing two people, PSP reported. Additionally, PSP said one of those fatal crashes was alcohol-related.

There were fewer total crashes investigated by PSP over the 2022 Thanksgiving weekend than there were in 2021 (970 vs. 1,155), but there were five fatal crashes in 2021 compared to two this year.

Troopers also made 539 DUI arrests and handed out 9,252 speeding citations over the five days, according to PSP data.

Troopers made more DUI arrests in 2022 than in 2021, but fewer people were cited for speeding this year than last year.

Overall, troopers issued more than 27,000 traffic citations over the holiday weekend.

In Troops G, H, J, and L — which include Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, and York counties — PSP investigated 283 crashes (none of which were fatal) and made 141 DUI arrest.

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This data only includes incidents investigated by PSP and does not include incidents to which other law enforcement agencies responded.

Over the weekend, a pedestrian was killed after being struck by a vehicle in Lancaster County, according to West Earl Township Police.

These statistics cover only those incidents investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police and do not include incidents to which other law enforcement agencies responded.

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