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State Police Announces Memorial Day Weekend Crash and Enforcement Results


Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania State Police investigated 775 vehicle crashes resulting in three fatalities and 191 injuries during the four-day Memorial Day travel period, which ran from May 27-30. Alcohol was a factor in nearly 9% of the crashes.

Troopers made 526 arrests for driving under the influence and issued 27,834 total traffic citations to include 1,080 individuals for not wearing seat belts and 233 tickets to people not securing children in safety seats.


Year Total Crashes Fatal Crashes People Killed People Injured Alcohol-Related Crashes Alcohol-Related Fatal Crashes
2022 (4 days)77533191660
2021 (4 days)84478183630


Year DUI Arrests Speeding Citations Child Seat Citations Seat Belt Citations Other Citations
2022 (4 days)5269,9052331,08016,616
2021 (4 days)5969,6241441,02513,880


More information on 2022 Memorial Day enforcement, broken down by troop, is available here. These statistics cover only those incidents investigated by the state police and do not include incidents to which other law enforcement agencies responded.

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