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Traffic incidents up during Jamboree in the Hills

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State Patrol: arrests increased by 28 percent this Jambo weekend

BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio -- The St. Clairsville Post of the State Highway Patrol says it saw a significant increase in the number of traffic-related incidents surrounding Jamboree in the Hills this year.

Lt. James Faunda of the State Highway Patrol told media outlets on Tuesday that there was a 16-percent increase in OVI arrests from last year to this. Twenty-two people were cited for aggressive driving over the long weekend. And Faunda said that there was a 60 percent jump in motor vehicle crashes, including one fatality.

Troopers issued more than 400 warnings. Overall arrests and citations increased by more than 28 percent.

The St. Clairsville post used 250 hours of federal overtime from July 13-20 to supplement on-duty troopers.

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