State troopers make 749 holiday OVI arrests

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol says it made 749 arrests for impaired driving during the Independence Day holiday weekend.

Troopers made 318 drug-related arrests as well.

The count was taken from Thursday, July 3 through Sunday, July 6.

It was also a deadly weekend. 12 people died in 11 traffic crashes during the same period. One was alcohol-related.

Troopers encourage drivers who spot an impaired driver to call #677 to report it. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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