Alabama State Trooper Memorial Day Holiday Results

Six people died in traffic-related incidents, and one boating fatality, over Memorial Day weekend – in investigations worked by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.  The agency was also involved in the rescuing of a swimmer in distress on the Alabama Gulf Coast, according to statistics released Wednesday by ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor. 

Between 12:01am Friday and midnight Monday, Alabama State Troopers investigated a total of six traffic deaths – in Autauga, Calhoun, Covington, Lauderdale, Marshall and Walker counties.  Four drivers, one passenger and one motorcyclist were killed in the incidents worked by ALEA.

Last Sunday was the only day over that holiday weekend where troopers did not investigate a traffic death.

During the weekend ALEA implemented increased patrols, driver license checkpoints and public awareness campaigns all of which were aimed at reducing fatalities and injuries.

The agency’s Marine Patrol Division issued 868 Marine Safety Warnings, and they conducted 740 vessel inspections and 53 vessel assists over the weekend.  The division also made a record 22 arrests for Boating Under the Influence.

The Highway Patrol Division investigated 324 traffic crashes, issued 350 seat belt citations, and made 29 driving under the influence arrests.

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