Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania State Police investigated 481 motor vehicle crashes, which had no fatalities and injured 108 people during the New Year’s holiday weekend from Dec. 30, 2022-Jan. 1, 2023.
To coincide with the department’s zero-tolerance approach towards drivers who are operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, state troopers arrested 356 individuals for DUI during the enforcement period. Troopers also wrote a total of 12,445 citations for various traffic violations to include speeding, seat belt and child seat infractions.
|Year||Total Crashes||Fatal Crashes||People Killed||People Injured||Alcohol-Related Crashes||Alcohol-Related Fatal Crashes|
|2022-23 (3 days)||481||0||0||108||51||0|
|2021-22 (3 days)||471||2||2||97||41||1|
|Year||DUI Arrests||Speeding Citations||Child Seat Citations||Seat Belt Citations||Other Citations|
|2022-23 (3 days)||356||4,126||67||378||7,874|
|2021-22 (3 days)||278||3,632||68||310||6,223|
More information on 2023 New Year’s holiday 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.