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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • MSHP reports fewer traffic deaths this Labor Day holiday

  • There were fewer traffic fatalities, but more crashes in Missouri this Labor Day holiday compared to last year’s holiday period, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP).
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  • There were fewer traffic fatalities, but more crashes in Missouri this Labor Day holiday compared to last year’s holiday period, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP).
    Three people died in traffic crashes during the 2014 Labor Day holiday counting period, which ran from 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, Sept. 1.
    Two of the fatal crashes occurred Sunday, and the third happened Monday.
    During the 2013 Labor Day holiday period, there were eight traffic fatalities.
    This past weekend, the patrol investigated 293 traffic crashes, which included 111 injuries and three fatalities.
    During the 2013 Labor Day holiday period, troopers investigated 248 crashes, which included 112 injuries and four of the eight fatalities.
    Troopers made 80 arrests for driving while intoxicated during the 2014 counting period, compared to 119 arrests made during last year’s period.
    There were no boating fatalities or drownings over the 2014 Labor Day holiday.
    Troopers investigated 11 boating crashes involving four injuries and arrested 13 people for boating while intoxicated over the weekend.
    During the 2013 Labor Day weekend, officers investigated nine boating crashes, which included seven injuries and no boating fatalities or drownings.
    Troopers arrested 14 people for boating while intoxicated during last year’s Labor Day weekend.

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