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17 people die on Ohio roads over Memorial Day weekend, State Highway Patrol reports

by Jun 1, 2022Local News

Ohio State Highway Patrol

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported 17 deaths and made 490 arrests for operating a vehicle under the influence across the state during the Memorial Day weekend.

The four-day reporting period began Friday and ran through Monday. The 17 deaths are a small increase from the 15 last year.

This year, Cuyahoga County reported one death from a traffic accident, the patrol reported.

Additionally, state troopers made 26,150 enforcement stops, including 299 drug arrests. They cited 3,992 people for seat-belt citations. They made 13,249 non-enforcement contacts and helped 2,706 motorists.

“Troopers remind motorists that roadway safety is a shared responsibility,” the patrol said in a statement. “Everyone can contribute to making our roadways safer by following traffic laws, wearing safety belts and driving sober.”

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