- 542 drivers were arrested for operating a vehicle while impaired (a 15 percent increase this year over 2016)
- 294 drug arrests were made
- 1,541 seat belt violations were recorded
"The lack of safety belt usage remains a significant problem," said Col. Paul A. Pride, Patrol superintendent. "Motorists need to remember wearing a safety belt is the most important thing they can do to protect themselves during a crash."
In the first 10 months of 2017, alcohol-involved fatal crashes have decreased by 15 percent. During the same time period, troopers made more than 23,000 arrests for driving while impaired, an 8 percent increase from 2016.
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