According to a release from the highway patrol, Missouri troopers worked 312 traffic crashes, which included 124 injuries and seven fatalities. Troopers also made 144 driving-while-intoxicated arrests and 81 drug arrests over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Troopers also worked 12 boating crashes, which included four injuries and one fatality. Troopers made eight boating-while-intoxicated arrests and 43 drug arrests. There were no drownings over the holiday weekend.
The 2020 holiday counting period began at 6 p.m. July 2, and ended at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, July 5. During the 2020 counting period, 15 people were killed and 671 injured statewide in Missouri over the holiday in 1,356 traffic crashes. Troopers arrested 145 people for driving while intoxicated last year. Over the 2020 Fourth of July holiday, there were 14 boating crashes, which included seven injuries and zero fatalities. Two drowned during last year's holiday. Troopers made seven boating while intoxicated arrests during the 2020 counting period.
Traffic fatalities this year occurred in the Troop C, Weldon Spring, MO, Troop D, Springfield, MO, Troop F, Jefferson City, MO, and Troop G, Willow Springs, MO, areas.