Pennsylvania State Police Report Less Crashes, DUI Arrests During New Year’s Holiday

January 4, 2024

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania State Police released their annual New Year’s holiday crash and enforcement report today, which included 326 people arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 

Over the three-day period (Dec. 30 – Jan. 1), PSP investigated 336 crashes, in which five people lost their lives and 68 others were injured. Alcohol was a factor in 47 of those crashes.

The total number of crashes was 336.

Both the DUI arrests and crashes were down from 2023 figures. In 2023, there were 356 arrests (down 30), while there was a total of 481 crashes (down 145). 

Troopers also issued:

  • 3,833 speeding citations.
  • 344 citations for failing to wear a seat belt.
  • 56 citations for not securing children in safety seats.

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