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UHP: 5 fatal crashes, 2,500 drivers stopped for speeding during July 4 weekend

Jul 5, 2022, 7:21 PM | Updated: Aug 2, 2022, 2:13 pm
Utah Highway Patrol cars watching the fireworks. (Utah Highway Patrol)...
Utah Highway Patrol cars watching the fireworks. (Utah Highway Patrol)
(Utah Highway Patrol)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Highway Patrol reported a 26% increase of cited drivers over the 4th of July weekend compared to 2021.

State troopers stopped 2,503 drivers for speeding over the weekend and said 94 of those drivers were driving above 105 mph.

During the holiday weekend, 1,060 drivers were cited for DUI, not wearing seat belts and equipment violations. UHP stopped one driver for traveling the wrong way.

Here are UHP’s enforcement stats for the 2022 4th of July weekend:

  • Alcohol DUI – 80
  • Seat Belt – 273
  • Speeding – 2,503
  • Equipment – 577
  • Wrong-way Drivers – 1
  • 100 mph plus  – 94
  • Reckless 105 mph plus – 35

There were five fatal crashes over the weekend, compared to the three fatal crashes in 2021.

You can read about each fatal crash below:

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UHP: 5 fatal crashes, 2,500 drivers stopped for speeding during July 4 weekend