Patrol reports 10 fatalities over Labor Day weekend

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported eight fatal crashes that claimed 10 lives over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

That number is the lowest in the last three years, and is less than half the number of fatalities in 2017, which was 24, according to patrol data.

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Troopers arrested 538 drivers for OVI and issued 3,289 safety belt citations. Troopers also made 477 drug arrests and 170 felony apprehensions during the reporting period from midnight Friday through 11:59 p.m. Monday, according to a release.

Troopers also made 26,035 traffic enforcement stops, 14,533 non-enforcement stops and provided assistance to 2,944 motorists.