Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers Prevent NYE Crashes

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers say there were no crashes on the Tulsa metro highways they were patrolling.

For 8 hours, they were cracking down on drivers. Troopers started their holiday enforcement at 7 p.m. New Year's Eve and worked until 3 a.m. New Year's Day.

Fifteen troopers patrolled the thigh traffic areas of Tulsa. They issued 48 speeding tickets and arrested 9 people for driving under the influence. They handed out 139 warnings and arrested 4 people for drugs. Fourteen people were cited for driving under suspensions.

Troopers say this is the outcome they were hoping for this year.
"From the dispatchers behind the scenes, to the motorists calling in suspected drunken drivers & the Troopers working the roads, this was a combined operation & everyone worked hard to ensure that at the end of the night, citizens went home safely to be with family & loved ones " says OHP spokesman LT George Brown.

This year marked the second without any crashes on New Year's Eve.