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Mary Alice Reporting:

(Tuesday, November 27th) Ohio – Fatal crashes were down over the weekend throughout the state, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Statistics were released for the Thanksgiving holiday reporting period from November 21st through the 25th.

OSP New Philadelphia Post Lt. Mark Glennon notes that nothing major occurred locally or throughout the 12 county district, except for one fatal crash in Muskingum County.

“Tuscarawas County did not have any major crashes with significant injury during the reporting period. District-wide, there were 627 enforcements, 80 traffic crashes, and 37 arrests for impaired drivers.”

Meanwhile, statewide there were six fatalities this year throughout the reporting period, which is the lowest since 1991. In 2015 and 2016, there were nine Ohio fatalities over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Additional numbers this year include 502 OVI arrests, almost 300 drug arrests, and just over 1,500 safety belt violations were issued statewide.

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