- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah Highway Patrol says nobody died on Utah’s roads during the celebratory Pioneer Day weekend.

The Deseret News reports (https://bit.ly/1Ipz2ET ) that the long weekend has a reputation for fatal crashes involved intoxicated drivers. Between 2003 and 2013, nine such fatalities occurred on that weekend — more than any other holiday.

Troopers say they responded to 82 crashes and made 41 DUI arrests. They also issues 65 distracted driving tickets and issued 1,717 speeding tickets.

Department of Public Safety spokesman Dwayne Baird says troopers believe that injuries were less serious this year because drivers wore their seatbelts.

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Information from: Deseret News, https://www.deseretnews.com


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