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State Troopers report 3,050 traffic contacts in the Valley during holiday weekend

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It was a busy 4th of July weekend for the Ohio State Highway Patrol in the Valley. 

Statistics released Monday by the patrol says it made 1,258 traffic contacts in Trumbull County, 1,212 in Mahoning County, and 580 in Columbiana County during the three day holiday period.

Statewide, the patrol made 749 arrests for impaired driving and 318 for drug-related charges.

During the reporting period, the Patrol made nearly 57,000 traffic contacts, which included assisting more than 4,700 motorists.

Twelve people lost their lives in a total of 11 traffic crashes during the four-day reporting period. Four of the crashes were OVI related.

During the shortened two-day reporting period in 2013, six people died in five crashes, one of which was alcohol-related.

Troopers also issued 6,429 citations this year for safety belt violations and 2,975 citations for aggressive driving.

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