Troopers from the Pennsylvania State Police have released information on the Easter Holiday Enforcement period, which ran from Friday through Sunday.
State police said in a statement that troopers targeted aggressive drivers who put the public in danger, as part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement Education Program (P.A.D.E.E.P). The program specifically focused on drivers who were speeding, violating seat belt laws, or committing child seat belt infractions.
In addition, state police also conducted a campaign called Selective Traffic Enforcement Against Drunk Drivers (S.T.E.A.D.D.) and used Drug Recognition Experts (D.R.E.) to apprehend motorists operating their vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
During the three-day period, Troop M troopers, who cover Lehigh, Northampton, and Bucks counties, investigated a total of 21 crashes and arrested 23 individuals for DUI.
Troopers also reported issuing 545 traffic citations, 219 speeding tickets, 16 seat belt warnings, 10 seat belt citations, 4 child seat belt citations, and arrested one person for aggravated assault on law enforcement in the region.
As summer approaches, Pennsylvania State Police have reminded motorists that increased patrols will continue in their efforts towards traffic safety.