HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania State Police arrested 396 people for driving under the influence over the Easter/Passover holiday weekend, from April 19 through April 21.
The total represents a 10 percent increase from the 359 DUI arrests during the same holiday weekend last year.
Troopers responded to 540 crashes throughout the three-day weekend, in which 121 people were injured. Alcohol was a factor in 38 collisions according to investigators. Two people were killed in a head-on crash in Troop A, Indiana County.
State Police also issued 5,847 speeding citations, 511 seat belt citations, and 76 child safety seat citations over the weekend.
The statistics cover only those incidents investigated by state police and do not include incidents to which other law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania responded.