The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) has reported that the number of arrests for operating a vehicle while impaired (OVI) decreased over Memorial Day weekend when compared to 2014.
Between Friday, May 22 and Monday, May 25, troopers made 544 arrests for OVI. Last year, OSHP made 763 arrests for OVI; this signifies a nearly 30 percent drop this year.
Unfortunately, the number of fatal accidents reported over the holiday weekend increased; 14 people were involved in fatal crashes.
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The number of auto accidents reported over the holiday weekend also decreased a small amount when compared to 2014. Other decreases in criminal activity reported by OSHP include:
- 20 percent decrease in suspended license arrests.
- 43 percent decrease in aggressive driving tickets.
- 24 percent decrease in number of safely belt violations.
The number of drug, felony arrest and felony warrant activities also decreased when compared to 2014.
The majority of OVI arrests over the weekend occurred in Cleveland, Columbus and Wilmington.
The personal injury attorneys at O’Connor, Acciani & Levy are proud of our local Ohioans who are taking their safety and that of other motorists seriously. Less drivers under the influence, aggressive drivers and those driving under a suspended license mean less auto accidents.
We hope this is a trend that will continue in 2016.