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State police on New Year's weekend: No road deaths, more injuries than last year

Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) report that there were no fatal motor vehicle crashes during the New Year’s holiday weekend, at least in the accidents they investigated. That’s down from 2 fatalities during last year’s New Year’s weekend.

PSP data was gathered from Dec. 30, 2022 to Jan. 1, 2023.

But, authorities noted they investigated more alcohol-related crashes, made more DUI arrests and found more people injured on the roads this year compared to last year.

There were 51 alcohol-related crashes and 108 people injured in state police investigations this year. Last year there were 41 alcohol-involved crashes and 97 people injured in PSP investigations.

State troopers arrested 356 people for driving under the influence during the New Year’s weekend, 78 more than last year.

Data for each state police troop is available here.

PSP note: "These statistics cover only those incidents investigated by the state police and do not include incidents to which other law enforcement agencies responded."

Data provided by PSP:

Crash Data

YearTotal CrashesFatal CrashesPeople KilledPeople InjuredAlcohol-Related CrashesAlcohol-Related Fatal Crashes
2022-23
(3 days)
48100108510
2021-22
(3 days)
4712297411

Enforcement Data

YearDUI ArrestsSpeeding CitationsChild Seat CitationsSeat Belt CitationsOther Citations
2022-23
(3 days)
3564,126673787,874
2021-22
(3 days)
2783,632683106,223