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Sept. 3, 2014 |  By: AP

Highway Patrols' Report on Holiday Weekend Traffic

Missouri and Nebraska's Highway Patrols released updates on Labor Day weekend traffic.

In Missouri, the counting period began at 6 p.m. Friday and Monday Sept 1 with Patrol investigating 293 traffic crashes which included 111 injured and three people dying. Death count is low compared to last year, where eight people died.

Troopers made 80 arrests for driving while intoxicated compared to 119 last year.

There were zero boating deaths this Labor Day holiday.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop H in St. Joseph reported zero fatalities, 141 citations, and 237 warnings.

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested 76 suspected drunk drivers during special two-week enforcement campaign that ended on Labor Day.

The patrol says it also issued 20 citations for minor in possession, 54 citations for open container, 93 for driving under suspension, 427 seat belt citations and warnings and 2,064 citations for speeding.

One trooper also made a stop during the special enforcement period that led to the seizure of more than 66 pounds of marijuana and the arrest of two Arizona people in that case.

A $27,000 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety helped pay for the special enforcement.