OSP: 6 traffic deaths reported over the holiday weekend

OSP: 6 traffic deaths reported over the holiday weekend
(Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol wants motorists to drive cautiously when out during Memorial Day and as of Sunday, there have only been six traffic deaths reported.

"The Patrol will do our part to keep Ohioans safe on the roadways, especially over weekends that encourage higher amounts of travel," said Colonel Paul A. Pride, Patrol superintendent. "We see the deadly results that follow when motorists drive impaired or decide not to buckle up. We want everyone on the road to get home safe."

Seven of the 16 traffic deaths during the Memorial Day weekend in 2015 were related to impairment. The Patrol made 546 OVI arrests during last year's Memorial Day holiday.

To stay safe, the Patrol is urging motorists to never drive impaired and always designate a sober driver.

Motorists are encouraged to call #677 to report any type of impaired drivers or drug activity.

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