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More people die on Virginia roads during holiday weekend

Published On: Sep 04 2013 07:01:57 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 04 2013 10:43:43 PM EDT
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      Virginia State Police say nine people died in traffic accidents over the four-day Labor Day weekend.  That's up from the six fatalities recorded during the same holiday period in 2012.

      State Police tell us five of the victims weren't wearing seat belts.  Alcohol was a factor in at least two fatal wrecks.  Two fatal accidents occurred in Chesterfield County. The others occurred in Bland, Campbell, Frederick, Hanover, Lee and Roanoke counties.

     Troopers also arrested 108 impaired drivers.

     More than 11,000 people were cited for speeding and more than 24-hundred were cited for reckless driving.