COPY-31 killed in vehicle crashes over holiday weekend

Associated Press - July 9, 2007 7:14 PM ET

MIAMI (AP) - More than two dozen people were killed in traffic accidents in the state over the July 4th holiday.

The Florida Highway Patrol says 31 people died between July 3rd and July 8th. Troopers charged 167 people with driving under the influence and issued almost 7,600 speeding citations.

The agency also participated in Operation C.A.R.E., a national program aimed at reducing the number of traffic crashes on interstate highways during holiday periods. FHP investigated almost 2,300 collisions during that time.

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