Six killed on Ala. roads over holiday

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Alabama Department of Public Safety is releasing its numbers for the Thanksgiving holiday period (Wednesday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 29,)

Alabama roads saw 418 crashes with a total of six fatalities during the holiday period.

The fatal crashes occurred in Colbert, Limestone (2), Mobile, Tallapoosa and Jefferson counties.

Four of the six fatalities were not wearing seat belts according to authorities.

At least 28 of the 418 crashes were alcohol related.

Troopers made 146 arrests for DUI and issued 3,532 citations for speeding, 943 seat belt violations and 76 child restraint violations. T

roopers also assisted 223 motorists.

Also, year to date, trooper investigated fatalities statewide total 495, down 95 from 2008.

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