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Saturday, October 20th, 2018
Record Number Killed on Ohio Roadways Over Thanksgiving
Tuesday Nov 28, 2017 2:21am

By: Sheila McCrea

Numbers compiled by the state of Ohio show more motorists were killed on Ohio’s roadways this Thanksgiving holiday than in recent years.

During the five-day reporting period, which was last Wednesday through Sunday, a total of 16 people were killed in 11 fatal crashes. In 2016, nine people died on the road.

In addition arrests for operating a vehicle while impaired, drug violations and seat-belts also increased. Troopers brought in 542 drivers for DUI, 15 percent more than last year.

Troopers also made 294 drug arrests and issued over 15 hundred seat-belt violations.

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