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No fatal crashes in area over holiday weekend

Friday, December 9, 2011

During the four-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Missouri Highway Patrol Troop G reported zero fatal traffic crashes, investigated two alcohol-related traffic crashes and investigated 18 crashes on designated highways. Troopers made four DWI arrests, five drug arrests, and issued 377 citations for speed, 82 seat belt tickets, and four child restraint summonses. Officers also issued 475 warnings and provided assistance to 160 motorists.

The reporting period was from 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27.

Included in the above-listed totals were the following totals from the 20-Mile Trooper Operation in which troopers patrolled a designated section of roadway:

* 152 speed summonses

* 22 seat belt summonses

* 4 other hazardous moving vehicle summonses

* 8 non-moving violation summonses

* 1 driver's license summons

* 3 uninsured motorist summonses

* 1 misdemeanor drug arrest

* 1 other misdemeanor arrest

* 192 warnings


Three people died during this year's Thanksgiving holiday counting period across the state. Troopers investigated 365 traffic crashes, which included 125 injuries. Troopers also arrested 126 people for driving while intoxicated.

Last year, there were 7 fatalities and 364 crashes, including 114 injuries, during the Thanksgiving counting period statewide.

The 2011 fatalities were located in Troop C, Weldon Spring, Troop E, Poplar Bluff, and Troop H in St. Joseph.

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