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Ohio State Highway Patrol reports 10 traffic-related fatalities over Labor Day weekend Staff




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The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting eight fatal traffic crashes which claimed 10 lives over the Labor Day holiday weekend, according to provisional data.

Troopers arrested 538 drivers for OVI (operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs) and issued 3,289 safety belt citations.

Troopers also made 477 drug arrests and 170 felony apprehensions.

A total of 26,035 traffic enforcement stops were conducted along with 14,533 non-enforcement stops.

Troopers also provided assistance to 2,944 motorists.

In Seneca County, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported 254 incidents.

The Labor Day reporting period began Friday, September 4 at 12 a.m. and ended Monday, September 7 at 11:59 p.m.

Correction: The original version of this story stated there were 10 traffic crashes over the Labor Day holiday weekend. The Ohio State Highway Patrol has since revised this figure, and this story has been updated to reflect the accurate count of eight crashes and 10 fatalities.

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