EYEWITNESS NEWS (WBRE/WYOU) — Pennsylvania State Police say they investigated over 600 crashes where seven people died and over 100 people were arrested for DUI during the Christmas holiday weekend.

According to PSP, troopers investigated 661 motor vehicle crashes where seven people died and 113 others were injured during the Christmas holiday weekend from December 23-25.

Police note alcohol was a factor in 36 crashes, including two fatal crashes.

Over the holiday weekend, troopers said they arrested 116 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs during the three-day period.

Troopers also issued more than 451 speeding citations, 110 citations for failing to wear a seat belt, and 11 citations for not securing children in safety seats.

Below you can find a graph showing the difference between data from this year to last year:

Crash Data

YearTotal CrashesFatal CrashesPeople KilledPeople InjuredAlcohol-Related CrashesAlcohol-Related Fatal Crashes
2022 (3 days)66157113362
2021 (3 days)4884690411

Enforcement Data

YearDUI ArrestsSpeeding CitationsChild Seat CitationsSeat Belt CitationsOther Citations
2022 (3 days)116451111102,248
2021 (3 days)1811,131241242,728

With New Year’s Eve celebrations approaching, state police say they will be on the lookout for impaired, aggressive, and distracted drivers.