Warren County Made The Top Ten List In Traffic Incidents Over Holiday Weekend


WARREN COUNTY, OH --  While Warren County came in #8 for having the highest number of traffic incidents, it did not have any fatalities, which according to The Ohio State Highway Patrol, 16 people lost their lives in 15 traffic crashes during the July Fourth reporting period, which began Wednesday, July 3 at midnight and ended Sunday, July 7 at 11:59 p.m.

In nine of the fatalities in which safety belts were available, seven were unbelted (78%). Ohio’s safety belt law remains a secondary violation; however, troopers continued to have zero tolerance during the holiday reporting period when motorists were stopped for other violations and were found not wearing their safety belt. Throughout the holiday reporting period, troopers issued nearly 3,000 safety belt and child safety seat citations.

Troopers also made 438 arrests for impaired driving and 72 for drug-related charges. The Patrol responded to 648 crashes and made 34,209 traffic contacts in total. The top 10 counties with the highest incidents were: 

  • Franklin 2,073
  • Cuyahoga 978
  • Clark 831
  • Lorain 821
  • Mahoning 792
  • Wood 780
  • Licking 751
  • Warren 746
  • Summit 729
  • Clermont 715
  • Other (combined) 25,936
    TOTAL: 35,152

Additionally, 1,368 citations were issued for distracted driving. Troopers also provided assistance to 2,449 motorists. A statewide breakdown of enforcement and crashes during the Fourth of July holiday reporting period can be found here.

Motorists are encouraged to call #677 to report impaired drivers or drug activity.

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