CAMBRIDGE, Ohio -- The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports there were no fatal crashes in our listening area over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Lt. James Tracy, Commander of the Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol, told AVC News on Tuesday that troopers in District 7 - which includes the Cambridge, Zanesville, New Philadelphia, St. Clairsville, and Steubenville posts - responded to 14 collisions over the four-day reporting period.
In this area alone, troopers conducted 569 enforcement stops and issued an additional 362 warnings. In addition, troopers made five OVI arrests, issued 63 seat belt citations, and 22 aggressive driving citations.
Statewide, troopers made 263 drug arrests over the holiday weekend, an increase of more than 32 percent compared to 2012. In addition, aggressive driving citations were up 67 percent and OVI arrests were up by 9 percent.
The State Patrol says that 13 people were killed in 11 crashes around the state this year, a decrease of one death from last year.