During the July 4th holiday weekend, 17 people died in traffic crashes. That's according to the Highway Patrol who reported that this year's counting period was 102 hours, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday night and ending on Sunday at 11:59 p.m.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated 358 traffic crashes that involved 13 fatalities and 157 people injured.
The Columbia Police Department responded to one fatality crash this weekend. The St. Louis City Police Department investigated a triple fatality crash.
Officers arrested 199 people for driving while intoxicated.
There were no boating deaths over the this year's July 4th holiday weekend, although three people drowned on Missouri waterways. Officers responded to 17 boating accidents in which 11 people were injured.
Officers arrested 17 people for boating while intoxicated.
Last year's 30-hour holiday counting period resulted in 99 traffic crashes with three people killed and 45 injured. Officers arrested 59 people in 2012 for driving while intoxicated.
There were also six boating accidents investigated with two injuries and no deaths. One person drowned, two people were electrocuted, and seven people were arrested for boating while intoxicated during last year??s July Fourth weekend.