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 76-hundred 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. F-H-P investigated
almost 23-hundred collisions during that time.