8 fatalities reported statewide during New Year’s Holiday

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COLUMBUS — Eight people were killed on Ohio’s roadways during the 2015 New Year’s holiday, a five-day reporting period beginning at midnight Dec. 31 and ending at 11:59 p.m. Jan. 4.

This represents a decrease from the New Year’s holiday 2013, the most recent comparable reporting period of five-days, during which 12 people were killed.

During this year’s reporting period, troopers arrested 365 drivers for impaired driving. In addition, troopers cited 479 people with aggressive driving, arrested 183 motorists for drug-related offenses, and cited 982 people for safety belt violations.

In the patrol’s Piqua District, which includes Logan County, a total of 50 OVI arrests were made and 59 crashes were logged by troopers. Also, 46 citations for aggressive driving were issued, and 21 drug arrests were reported.

Throughout the New Year’s holiday, troopers working in Logan County were in contact with the public in  160 different incidents, which includes enforcement and non-enforcement traffic stops, assisting motorists, traffic safety and crime enforcement. 

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