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8 dead, 296 arrested for OVI over July 4th holiday in Ohio

Posted: 5:39 PM, Jul 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-05 17:39:22-04
8 dead, 296 arrested for OVI over July 4th holiday in Ohio

Across the state, eight people lost their lives in four traffic crashes during the Fourth of July holiday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Impairment was a factor in at least one of the crashes.

OSHP also reported 296 OVI arrests, 276 arrests for drug-related charges and a total of 297 crashes. 

Last year, highway patrol reported 21 fatal crashes that killed 21 people, which included eight OVI-related fatal crashes that took eight lives.

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