Unfortunately, the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) was busy over the Labor Day holiday weekend counting period which went from 6 p.m., Friday, August 30, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, September 2.

In a news release from the MSHP,  final statistics were released on Tuesday, September 3. The Missouri State Highway Patrol investigated the following:

2019 Labor Day Holiday Traffic Statistics

Crashes - 309
Injuries - 107
Fatalities - 4
DWI - 116
Drug Arrests - 95

2019 Labor Day Holiday Boating Statistics

Crashes - 13
Injuries - 4
Fatalities - 0
BWI - 10 
Drug Arrests - 16

Troopers investigated all four of the fatal traffic crashes over the 2019 Labor Day holiday weekend. Two fatal traffic crashes occurred in the Troop C, Weldon Spring, MO, area, and one fatal traffic crash occurred in each of the Troop B, Macon, MO, and Troop I, Rolla, MO, areas.

In comparison to  the 2018 counting period, the Patrol investigated 257 traffic crashes, which included 119 injuries and seven of the 11 fatalities. Troopers made 113 arrests for driving while intoxicated last year. Also, over the Labor Day holiday 2018: Troopers investigated seven boating crashes involving three injuries and no fatalities; and arrested 15 people for boating while intoxicated on the state’s rivers and lakes. There were no drownings over the 2018 Labor Day holiday weekend.