<p>Mary Alice Reporting:

(Wednesday, July 11th) Tuscarawas County, Ohio – The New Philadelphia Post of the State Highway Patrol says for Independence Day, Troopers were not called out to any major reports.

The holiday period lasted for July 3rd and 4th.

Post Lt. Mark Glennon explains that Tuscarawas County Troopers responded to minor incidents over the two-days.

“During that time, we investigated eight traffic crashes. None of them were injury crashes. We had 296 enforcement stops [and] we made three OVI arrests.”

He adds that it’s hard to compare the numbers from 2017 since that reporting period lasted five days.

According to OSHP, this year, in Ohio there were eight crash fatalities compared with 21 from 2017.

For 2018 statewide, Troopers had 296 OVI’s, 4,069 seatbelt violations, and responded to 297 crashes, which were all down from the previous holiday reporting period.

For more information, go online to www.statepatrol.ohio.gov.

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