State Police Announces Fewer DUI Arrests, More Crash Investigations Over New Year’s Holiday Weekend

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania State Troopers arrested 284 people for driving under the influence during the three-day New Year’s holiday from Dec. 30, 2017 through Jan. 1, 2018. The total is a decrease from 2017 when 328 DUI arrests were made during the same holiday driving period.

State police investigated 1,169 crashes over the long weekend, almost double the number investigated during the same period last year, when troopers responded to 595 crashes. Of the 1,169 collisions investigated, 66 involved alcohol, 251 people were injured, and two people were killed.

In addition to DUI enforcement, troopers issued 2,617 speeding citations, 251 seatbelt citations, and 30 child safety seat citations.

These statistics cover only those incidents investigated by state police and do not include statistics on incidents to which other law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania responded.