PSP Investigates More than 330 Crashes, Makes Over 320 DUI Arrests during New Year’s Holiday

The Pennsylvania State Police released their annual New Year’s holiday crash and enforcement report today, which included 326 people arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Over the three-day period (Dec. 30 – Jan. 1), PSP investigated 336 crashes, in which five people lost their lives and 68 others were injured. Alcohol was a factor in 47 of those crashes.

Troopers also issued:

  • 3,833 speeding citations.
  • 344 citations for failing to wear a seat belt.
  • 56 citations for not securing children in safety seats.

Table 1: New Year’s Weekend Crash Data

YearTotal CrashesFatal CrashesPeople KilledPeople InjuredAlcohol-Related CrashesAlcohol-Related Fatal Crashes
2024 (3 days)3365568471
2023 (3 days)48100108510

 

Table 2: New Year’s Weekend Enforcement Data

YearDUI ArrestsSpeeding CitationsChild Seat CitationsSeat Belt CitationsOther Citations
2024 (3 days)3263,833563448,125
2023 (3 days)3564,126673787,874

 

More information on the 2024 New Year’s holiday crash and enforcement report, broken down by troop, is available. These statistics cover only those incidents investigated by the state police and do not include incidents to which other law enforcement agencies responded.

This report reflects PSP’s dedication to ensuring Pennsylvania roads are safe all year round, especially during high-volume travel times like the New Year’s holiday.