NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - Local troopers are giving motorists credit for making this past Memorial Day weekend a little safer than the last.
New Philadelphia Post Commander Lt. Mark Glennon says they responded to a total of 10 crashes during the holiday reporting period that started Friday and ran through Monday. He says this is down some from last year and attributes the decline to drivers being more vigilant.
"I think what we can say that helped out was the way that people were driving and the more law enforcement that was out on the roadway also," he says.
None of the accidents this past weekend were fatal and only one resulted in injury. Glennon says the patrol also saw a decrease in fatal crashes statewide.
"There were 12 fatal crashes across the state this year as compared to 18 last year," he says.
Glennon says they also made 516 enforcement stops this past weekend with five OVI arrests. Meanwhile, the post is continuing its Click-it or Ticket seatbelt enforcement campaign that runs through June 2nd.