Memorial Day weekend statewide enforcement stats released Tuesday by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol include eight fatality collisions, nine total fatalities and 113 DUI arrests.
The statewide stats gathered by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol for Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) for the 2014 Memorial Day weekend are:
• 8 fatality collisions;
• 9 fatalities;
• 3 unrestrained fatalities;
• 152 total collisions;
• 22 alcohol-related crashes;
• 113 DUI arrests;
• 575 speed-related citations;
• 844 seatbelt violations;
• 21 child restraint violations; and
• 447 motorist assists.
These are OHP numbers only and do not reflect data gathered by other agencies. No further details about these incidents were released.
Edmond officers were part of Operation T.E.A.M. (Traffic Enforcement Across Metro), a Memorial Day weekend enforcement coalition consisting of other agencies including the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office, the Oklahoma City Police Department, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the Norman Police Department and the OU Police Department.
Their goal was to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries in the metro area through saturation patrols. Related final numbers were not yet available.
According to the coalition there were seven holiday fatalities in Oklahoma last year during the Memorial Day weekend. Out of the 425 total crashes, 40 involved alcohol.
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