Officials report holiday traffic enforcement numbers
With the Memorial Day holiday weekend officially over, law enforcement is now sharing traffic enforcement numbers.
According to data from the Knoxville Police Department:
Officers issued 1,843 driving related citations, and 378 of those were cited for not wearing a seat belt. Officers investigated 36 vehicle crashes, a decrease from 44 during the same holiday weekend in 2011. No fatal crashes were recorded during the holiday weekend.
KPD arrested 14 motorists for DUI, which is double the number of DUI arrests in 2011 (7).
According to data from the Knox County Sheriff's Office:
Deputies wrote 528 citations for various traffic violations. KCSO reports four collisions involving injuries, and 15 wrecks with no injuries. That total of 19 is still lower than in 2011. There were no reported fatalities over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Officers arrested 14 people for DUI, almost triple the number arrested in 2011 (5).
According to data from the Tennessee Highway Patrol District One:
THP issued 180 speeding violations for both commercial and non-commercial vehicles. THP reports 36 crashes during the holiday weekend, a decrease from 44 in 2011.
In District One, THP made nine arrests for DUI, which is a decrease from 16 during the same time in 2011.