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Connecticut State Police Increase Patrols, Hand Out Hundreds Of Tickets

Connecticut State Police have increased patrols for the long holiday weekend.
Connecticut State Police have increased patrols for the long holiday weekend. Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police

Connecticut State Police have handed out 838 tickets as of Sunday morning as a part of increased holiday traffic enforcement efforts.

The ramped-up patrols began at 12:01 a.m. Friday and will conclude at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. Troopers are focusing on reducing the number of DUIs, crashes and injury-producing accidents occurring on the interstates, state roads and local roadways, said state police spokesman Sgt. Eric Haglund.

Here are the state police statistics through 7:30 a.m. Saturday:

  • Speeding violations: 242
  • Seatblet violations: 10
  • All moving violations: 586 (including unsafe lane changes, following too closely, cellphone usage, texting, failure to signal, etc.)
  • DUI arrests: 19
  • Accidents investigated: 279, of 29 had injuries (no fatalities reported)
  • Motorist Assists: 188
  • Total calls for service: 3,332

Here are the 2016 stats from 12:01 a.m. Dec. 22 through 11:59 p.m. Dec. 26:

  • Speeding: 579
  • Seatbelt: 50
  • All moving violations: 1,596 (including following too close, distracted driving, cellphones, etc.)
  • DUI arrests: 47
  • Accidents: 528, of 58 had injuries (1 serious injury) and 4 fatalities
  • Motorist assists: 436 (for flat tires, broken down and disabled vehicles, etc.)
  • Total calls for service: 8,046

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