Ohio State Highway Patrol

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting eight fatal traffic crashes which claimed 10 lives over the Labor Day holiday according to provisional data.

Troopers arrested 538 drivers for OVI and issued 3,289 safety belt citations. Troopers also made 477 drug arrests and 170 felony apprehensions.

A total of 26,035 traffic enforcement stops were conducted along with 14,533 non-enforcement stops. Troopers also provided assistance to 2,944 motorists. The Labor Day reporting period began Friday, Sept. 4 at 12 a.m. and ended Monday, Sept. 7 at 11:59 p.m.

(This story contains corrected information different from the original version we ran on Sept. 9. While there were 10 deaths from vehicle crashes in Ohio during the Labor Day reporting period, there were only eight fatal crashes rather than 10 fatal crashes. The Patrol sent this corrected information after our original version of the story was sent to press.)

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