Highway Patrol’s Success over Holiday Weekend

by Danielle Cotterman on May 31, 2011 at 5:47 am

Memorial Day weekend has come to and end and the numbers are in.

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol was out in full force over the holiday weekend. State Trooper, Stephen Williams said, more than 600 stops were made, and about 400 of those were given citations. No serious injuries took place, but 3 minor injuries occurred, all of which involved a motorcycle.

"The fact that we didn’t have any serious injury crashes, or any fatal accidents, is a success in our mind," said Williams.

The patrol did hand-out about 100 tickets to those not wearing a seatbelt. Williams said, it’s all part of the ‘Click it or Ticket it’ campaign. The Highway Patrol wants to remind drivers to drive responsibly all the time, not just on holiday weekends.

"Any week could be the potential for a serious accident, or a fatal accident," said Williams. "We have July 4th coming up in a month, and then Labor Day is another day where people are out, vacationing and what not. We just encrouage people to be safe."

No OVI checkpoints were administered during the holiday but Williams warns one will be taking place soon.