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Connecticut State Police Patch STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
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Middletown, Connecticut 06457
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jun 29, 2011

Connecticut State Police Promoting Safety For July 4th 2011

The July 4th holiday weekend is jumping into full swing. Families and Friends are expected to travel in and through our state, to participate in outings, picnics, and other summer festivities. As people participate in social outings, picnics with the warm weather, Alcohol consumption normally increases. One DRUNK DRIVER on the road can turn a festive enjoyable summer event into a tragedy.

The Connecticut State Police will be on patrol for the July 4th 2011 Holiday weekend with an increased number of Troopers patrolling the highways and roads of our state. Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) will be in effect the entire weekend starting July 1ST  and running until MIDNIGHT July 4th.  This combined effort of State Police Departments across the United States will cause numerous safety operations to take place. Connecticut State Troopers will man sobriety checkpoints in numerous locations in Connecticut. (SEE LIST LOCATIONS ATTACHED)Sites will be chosen where Troopers experience a high number of alcohol-involved crashes. State Troopers will use  aircraft and speed measuring devices (LASER) to monitor speeds.  Troopers will be strategically placed with a concentrated effort to reduce speeds on the highways during the holiday period.

This year the Connecticut State Police Department is doing everything possible to try to prevent fatal crashes from happening on Connecticut’s roads and highways. Troopers will utilize all specialized State Police equipment including aircraft, laser, and both marked ansd unmarked State Police Patrol cars to enhance highway safety and to remove all drunk drivers from Connecticut’s roads.

Emergency Services & Public Protection Commissioner Reuben Bradford said, “wear your seatbelt, a seat belt can save your life and also remember that courtesy on the highway, can be contagious, set the example drive with courtesy”.

During July 4th 2010 Connecticut State Police issued the following number of summons: 2249 for speeding , 59 DUI, and 427 Seatbelt arrest. State Police investigated 277 motor vehicle crashes  and also investigated 5 fatal crashes.

Colonel Danny Stebbins, Commander of the Connecticut State Police said “ Connecticut drivers can help State Troopers keep our highways safe by setting an example, drive the speed limit, don’t drink alcohol and drive, and immediately report a suspected drunk drivers to police as this is a true emergency”.

DISTRICT/TROOP   DATE:                                    CHECKPOINT LOCATION:

       WESTERN

               L                                                07/01/11                         Roving patrols Route 8 from Watertown into Torrington, and surrounding towns

                                                            07/02/11                               Roving patrols Route 8 from Watertown into Torrington, and surrounding towns

                                                            07/03/11                               Roving patrols Route 8 from Watertown into Torrington, and surrounding towns

               B                                           07/01/11                               Rte 44 in the New Hartford area

07/02/11                               Rte 8/183 in the Winsted area

07/02/11                               Rte 7 in the North Canaan and Falls Village area

07/03/11                               Rte 4/202 in the Torrington area

G                                              07/01/11                           Roving patrols I-95 between New Haven and Stamford &

                                                                                       Routes 25 & 8 between Bridgeport, Trumbull, & Shelton

                                             07/02/11                               Roving patrols I-95 between New Haven and Stamford &

                                                                                             Routes 25 & 8 between Bridgeport, Trumbull, & Shelton

                                                            07/03/11                               Roving patrols I-95 between New Haven and Stamford &

                                                                                                         Routes 25 & 8 between Bridgeport, Trumbull, & Shelton

               A                                            07/01/11                           Roving patrols deployed west of the troop to the greater

                                                                                                   Danbury area or east of the troop to the greater Waterbury area

                                                           07/02/11                           Roving patrols deployed west of the troop to the greater

                                                                                                    Danbury area or east of the troop to the greater Waterbury area

                                                             07/03/11                           Roving patrols west of the troop to the greater Danbury

                                                                                                area or east of the troop to the greater Waterbury area

                                                         07/04/11                               Roving patrols west of the troop to the greater Danbury

                                                                                             area or east of the troop to the greater Waterbury area

CENTRAL

H                                                                                      07/03/11 Sobriety Checkpoint in City of Hartford on I-84 westbound on ramp #48 from Asylum

                                                                                                                           Street and Capitol Avenue

            I                                            07/ 01/ 11                                     I-91/I-691

                                                            07/02/11                               Route 15/I-691

                                                                                                         Sobriety Checkpoint Interstate 91 Entrance Ramp from Willow Street/Blatchley Avenue, in the City of New Haven. The secondary location on Interstate 91, Southbound, Exit 3 off-ramp, also in the City of New Haven

                                                         07/03/11                               I-91/I-691

                                                         07/04/11                               Route 8

              

               F                                                                                       07/01/11 Roving patrols Route 9 and Interstate 95

                                                            07/02/11                               Roving patrols Route 156 in Old Lyme

                                                            07/03/11                               Roving patrols Route 1 in Westbrook

                                                            07/04/11                               Roving patrols Route 66 in Middlefield

     EASTERN

               C                                           07/01/11                               Roving patrols on Routes 190 and 83 in Ellington and

                                                                                                                            Somers area.

                                                                                                         Routes 190 and 32 in Stafford.

07/02/11                               Roving patrols on Routes 190 and 83 in Ellington and Somers area.  Routes 190 and 32 in Stafford.

07/03/11                               Roving patrols on Routes 44, 74,195 in the Ashford and Mansfield areas.  Routes 190 and 83 in Ellington and Somers.

07/04/11                               Roving patrols on Routes 44, 74,195 in the Ashford and Mansfield areas.  Routes 190 and 83 in Ellington and Somers.

D                                          07/02/11                         Roving patrols on Routes 12, 14, 6, 169, 21, 131, 44, 244, 198, 97, 101, 205 and I 395 in Brooklyn, Canterbury, Killingly, Hampton, Eastford, Scotland, Woodstock, Putnam, Sterling, Plainfield, and Hampton.

07/03/11                         Roving patrols on Routes 12, 14, 6, 169, 21, 131, 44, 244, 198, 97, 101, 205 and I 395 in Brooklyn, Canterbury, Killingly, Hampton, Eastford, Scotland, Woodstock, Putnam, Sterling, Plainfield, and Hampton.

07/04/11                         Roving patrols on Routes 12, 14, 6, 169, 21, 131, 44, 244, 198, 97, 101, 205 and I 395 in Brooklyn, Canterbury, Killingly, Hampton, Eastford, Scotland, Woodstock, Putnam, Sterling, Plainfield, and Hampton.

07/05/11                         Roving patrols on Routes 12, 14, 6, 169, 21, 131, 44, 244, 198, 97, 101, 205 and I 395 in Brooklyn, Canterbury, Killingly, Hampton, Eastford, Scotland, Woodstock, Putnam, Sterling, Plainfield, and Hampton.

               E                                           07/01/11                               Roving patrols on I 95 in East Lyme, Waterford, New London, Groton, Stonington, and North Stonington.  I 395 in Montville, Waterford, Norwich, Lisbon, and Griswold.

07/02/11                               Roving patrols on I95 in East Lyme, Waterford, New London, Groton, Stonington, and North Stonington.  I 395 in Montville, Waterford, Norwich, Lisbon, and Griswold.

                                                            07/03/11                               Roving patrols on I95 in East Lyme, Waterford, New London, Groton, Stonington, and North Stonington. I 395 in Montville, Waterford, Norwich, Lisbon, and Griswold.

                                                            07/04/11                               Roving patrols on I 95 in East Lyme, Waterford, New London, Groton, Stonington, and North Stonington.  And I 395 in Montville, Waterford, Norwich, Lisbon, and Griswold.

               K                                          07/02/11                         Sobriety Checkpoint on Route 85 at Salem Country Gardens in Salem.  They will also conduct roving patrols on Routes 2 and 32 in Franklin and Bozrah and Routes 6 and 66 in Columbia and Windham.  The roving date may change depending on manpower.

07/03/11                         Sobriety Checkpoint on Route 85 at Salem Country Gardens in Salem.  They will also conduct roving patrols on Routes 2 and 32 in Franklin and Bozrah and Routes 6 and 66 in Columbia and Windham.  The roving date may change depending on manpower.

                                               

                                                07/04/11                         Roving patrols on Routes 82 and 85 in Colchester and Salem and Routes 2 and 66 in Marlborough and Hebron areas.

                                                07/05/11                         Roving patrols on Routes 82 and 85 in Colchester and Salem and Routes 2 and 66 in Marlborough and Hebron areas.

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Lt. J. Paul Vance