Patrol releases fatality stats from holiday weekend

Fewer people died on Ohio roadways this Memorial Day weekend than in the previous two years.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports there were 11 deaths across the state from Friday May 27 to Monday May 30, including four motorcyclists and two pedestrians.

That’s fewer than in 2015, when there were 16 fatalities, and in 2014 when there were 13, according to the release.

The patrol reports that troopers made 36,941 “enforcement contacts over the weekend, made 734 OVI arrests and wrote 7,142 citations for seat belt violations.

Troopers also assisted 4,625 motorists among 19,677 “non-enforcement contacts,” according to the release.

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