Patrol Reports Traffic Fatalities Up This 4th of July Weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 17 people died in traffic crashes during the July Fourth holiday weekend. Troopers arrested 199 people for driving while intoxicated during this year’s 102-hour holiday counting period. Those numbers are way up from last year, when troopers worked 99 traffic crashes in which three people died and 45 were injured. Troopers arrested 59 people for driving while intoxicated last year.