The Thanksgiving weekend was a deadly one on Missouri’s roads. The State Highway Patrol reports 17 people died on our highways during the holiday counting period which started Wednesday at 6 p.m. and ended Sunday night at 11:59 p.m. In all, the Patrol investigated 397 crashes, which included 180 injuries. In addition, 139 people were arrested for driving while intoxicated. In 2004, there were 416 crashes on the state’s roads. They involved 13 fatalaties and 128 injuries. There were 116 DWI arrests during last year’s counting period.

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Missouri State Highway Patrol News Release