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Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

05/ 27 /08                                 

                      CONNECTICUT STATE  POLICE

                2008 MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND STATS

(FINAL UPDATE)

The State Police holiday operation remained operational throughout the Holiday Weekend. The program is not solely to issue tickets, but to remind motorists, as we begin the summer season, to use good highway safety sense and keep our highways accident free.

The Connecticut State Police are asking all motorists to join the State Police team throughout the summer months. All motorists are asked to exercise caution on the roads and report any suspected drunk driver by calling 911 this is a true emergency

Stats from start of State Police Memorial Day Weekend 2008 enforcement operation 05/23/08 to date 05/26/08  midnight.

SPEEDING____1217_____

SEATBELT VIOLATIONS___1612__

DRUNK DRIVING ARRESTS___66______

OTHER HAZARDOUS VIOLATIONS__1311______

ACCIDENTS__263__ w/injury_51__ , *Fatals__4__  with  7 deaths

 *fatals-  I-84 exit #43 late Friday night—2 deaths, 

              I-84 Farmington Sunday—2 deaths,

              Rt. 169 Canterbury on Monday—2 deaths 

              & Rt 20 Windsor Locks - 1 death

The State Police enforcement effort will continue throughout the summer months.

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LT. J. Paul Vance