Arrests; Issue 7,007 Speeding Citations
Harrisburg - Seven people were killed and 303 others were injured in crashes
investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police during the four-day Fourth of July holiday
travel period, Commissioner Frank Noonan said today.
State police investigated a total of 723 crashes during the travel period that covered
Friday, July 1, through Monday, July 4, Noonan said.
Four of those killed were not wearing seat belts and 74 of the crashes were
alcohol-related, including four of the fatal crashes.
Noonan said troopers arrested 358 motorists for driving under the influence; issued
7,007 speeding citations; cited 519 individuals for not wearing seat belts; and issued 103
citations to motorists for not securing children in child safety seats.
During last year's four-day Fourth of July holiday driving period, 10 people died and
361 were injured in 712 crashes to which troopers responded.
Noonan said the numbers cover only those crashes investigated by state police and do
not include statistics on incidents to which other law-enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania
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