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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 21:39:22Z

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.