PSP announces Christmas holiday crashes and app results

HARRISBURG – The vacation weekend may have only lasted three days, but Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) have been kept busy with quotes from drivers.

The PSP investigated 488 motor vehicle crashes, which killed six people and injured 90 others, over the Christmas weekend of December 24-26.

Alcohol was a factor in 8 percent of crashes, including one fatality, and resulted in 181 arrests for impaired driving. State Troopers also arrested 158 people on criminal charges and issued 4,007 traffic tickets.

Locally, Troop E – which covers Erie, Warren, Crawford and Venango counties – has investigated 25 crashes, including one that resulted in injury and another caused by alcohol. The soldiers also issued 391 tickets, including 14 DWI tickets and 80 speeding tickets. In total, eight people were arrested during these road checks.

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More information on the application of the Christmas holidays 2021, broken down by troop, is available HERE.

With New Year’s Eve celebrations this weekend, the PSP will once again be on the lookout for impaired, aggressive and distracted drivers.

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