Six fatalities recorded, over 460 DUI arrests made by Pennsylvania State Police over Memorial Day Weekend

29 May 2024- As part of its ongoing effort to protect Pennsylvania roadways, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) today released the results of their annual Memorial Day Weekend enforcement detail.

During the four-day period from May 24 – 27, the PSP investigated 756 crashes that resulted in 181 injuries and six fatalities. Intoxicated driving was a factor in 46 of those crashes, one of which was fatal.

Troopers arrested 467 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and issued 28,036 citations, including:

  • 8,834 for speeding
  • 1,234 for failing to wear a seat belt
  • 172 for not securing children in safety seats.

Table 1: Memorial Day Weekend Crash Statistics

YearTotal CrashesFatal CrashesPeople KilledPeople InjuredDUI CrashesDUI-Related Fatal Crashes
2024 (4 days)75656181461
2023 (4 days)65134142590

Table 2: Memorial Day Weekend Enforcement Statistics

YearDUI ArrestsSpeeding CitationsChild Seat CitationsSeat Belt CitationsOther Citations
2024 (4 days)4678,8341721,23417,796
2023 (4 days)54710,8202241,31818,766

More information on 2024 Memorial Day enforcement, broken down by troop, is available here.  

These statistics cover only those incidents investigated by the state police and do not include incidents to which other law enforcement agencies responded.

For more statistical information on the Pennsylvania State Police, visit psp.pa.gov.