Holiday enforcementresults The Pennsylvania State Police Troop M – Bethlehem recently announced the results of the Christmas 2023 and New Year’s holiday enforcement period.
The Christmas holiday enforcement period started 12:01 a.m. Dec. 23, 2023 and ended 11:59 p.m. Dec. 25, 2023.
The New Year’s holiday enforcement began 12:01 a.m. Dec. 30, 2023 and concluded 11:59 p.m. Jan. 1, 2024.
The safety initiative Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement Education Program targeted drivers “who aggressively operated their motor vehicle in a manner which was dangerous to members of the public, which included speeding, seat belt violations and child seat belt infractions,” according to a news release from state police.
Selective Traffic Enforcement Against Drunk Drivers and Drug Recognition Expert trained troopers specifically focused on motorists who operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
During the Christmas Holiday enforcement for 2023, troopers investigated a total of 36 motor vehicle crashes and made 19 arrests for driving under the influence.
During the New Year’s holiday enforcement Period for 2023-24, troopers investigated a total of 32 motor vehicle crashes and made 25 DUI arrests.
Troop M covers Lehigh, Northampton and Bucks counties.