OHP: No New Year's crashes for second year
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Troopers were not dispatched to any collisions in Tulsa County during a New Year’s special enforcement operation, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
Nine people were jailed for driving under the influence and four others were booked for drug offenses, according to a news release Tuesday.
Fifteen troopers issued 48 speeding tickets, 14 tickets for driving under suspension and 139 warnings for traffic offenses, said Lt. George Brown.
The operation began at 7 p.m. Monday and ended at 3 a.m. Tuesday.
Brown thanked the troopers on patrol, emergency dispatchers and alert motorists reporting erratic behavior for keeping revelers in and around Tulsa safe.
“This was a combined operation and everyone worked hard to ensure that at the end of the night citizens went home safely to be with family and loved ones," he said.