Be safe over Labor Day: 24 drivers died on Ohio roads last holiday

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24 people died in crashes last Labor Day weekend, nine people without seatbelts, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol today.

Troopers will focus their efforts on removing impaired drivers from the roads and freeways. Last year, OSHP says it made 851 OVI arrests during the holiday weekend.

“We take impaired driving seriously,” said Colonel Paul A. Pride, Patrol superintendent in a press release, “and remain dedicated to protecting and serving the motorists on Ohio’s roadways.”

AAA expects the traffic to be 8.2 per cent higher this year than last year, said OSHP. As always, dial #677 to report impaired drivers and drug activity to the Patrol.

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