Troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol had a busy 4th of July weekend
resulting in 475 motorist assists, as well as investigating 199 collisions
(28 alcohol related), issuing 751 speed citations, 547 safety belt
citations, and jailing 119 drivers for Driving Under the Influence.
While the preliminary numbers add up to 5 fatalities, and 1 drowning, it
does look like an overall reduction from 2010 whem authorities reported 10
traffic related deaths, and zero drownings.
"It was an exrtremely HOT holiday-weekend, and our Troopers stayed super
busy assisting the public, and keeping the roads, and waterways safe", said
Captain Chris West, spokesman for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.