Cold weather might have kept DUI's down over New Year's weekend

Elias Hubbard
January 12, 2018

More Pennsylvanians apparently heeded these warnings this year than last year, according to data from the Pennsylvania State Police.

State police made 45 arrests for driving under the influence on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The 17-year-old man was removed from life support on Monday after not being able to survive the injuries he sustained.

At the end of the same New Years weekend a year ago, 14 arrests were made - nine by the CHP and five by the SCV Sheriff's Station.

State police investigated 1,169 crashes over the three-day weekend, nearly double the number investigated during the same period previous year, when troopers responded to 595 crashes.

The San Andreas-area CHP also wrote 41 citations for speeding and 23 citations for seatbelt violations, expired registration and other mechanical issues.

In 2017, deputies responded to 21 fatal collisions that killed 22 people.

Arrest records indicate the slightest of declines in reported DUI numbers for Santa Clarita Valley drivers over the New Year's weekend. William Applegate, of Sonora, was 63.

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