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Four die in crashes across Missouri over Independence Day weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released its final numbers for the Independence Day 2014 counting period, and says four people died in crashes across the state.

The counting period started July 1 at 6 p.m., and ended July 4 at 11:59 p.m. Over that period, there were nearly 400 crashes in all, with four deaths and 149 injuries. More than 120 people were arrested for driving drunk, and 107 were arrested on drug-related charges.

Last year, 10 people died in crashes over the Independence Day weekend.

On Missouri waterways, where were 11 crashes and six injuries, but no deaths. Eleven people were arrested for boating while intoxicated, and 15 people were arrested for drugs. There were no boating or water-related deaths over the Independence Day weekend last year, either.

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