TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Highway Patrol is reporting 17 traffic deaths across the state over the Labor Day weekend.
FHP says out of roughly 1,300 crashes that troopers worked from Friday through Monday, 78 crashes involved alcohol. Troopers also made 80 arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
More than 14,000 citations were issued, including 5,000 for speeding and 1,500 for failure to wear a seat belt.
FHP Col. John Czernis said Thursday that reservists and auxiliary troopers were called to work over the holiday weekend to deal with the increased number of people traveling.