During the Memorial Day weekend, Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop I officers investigated 19 traffic crashes, which resulted in 10 injuries and no fatalities.
The patrol recently released the traffic crash and enforcement totals for the Troop I area, which consists of Phelps and five other counties in south central Missouri.
Troop I officers also made seven arrests for driving while intoxicated, issued 457 speed summonses, 142 seat belt summonses, and nine summonses for child passenger safety restraint violations.
Additionally, officers assigned to Troop I issued 667 warnings for various traffic violations over the weekend and assisted 171 motorists.
The totals are from a counting period which began at 6 p.m., May 24 and ended at 11:59 p.m., May 27.
“I am pleased that like last year, once again there were no fatalities in the Troop I area over the Memorial Day weekend,” said Capt. Lee Ann H. Kenley, commanding officer of Troop I. “However, for some in our state, this weekend will always be remembered for the friend or family member who was either killed or seriously injured in a traffic crash. Please make a commitment to making the rest of your summer both safe and fun by always obeying the rules of the road.”