|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 28, 2011
** Final Statistics **
CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT
Connecticut State Troopers supplemented the normal patrol force with additional State Troopers over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. The operation ran from midnight (0001hours) 11/23/11 and concluded at midnight (2400) on Sunday 11/27/11.
Troopers patrolled all roads and highways across Connecticut and focused on drunk driving violations and aggressive drivers.
Sobriety checkpoints and targeted DUI patrols were in place over the entire weekend.
State Police will continue this preventive enforcement effort until the end of the entire 2011 Holiday season.
These State Police stats cover the time period starting at midnight on 11/23/11 to 11/27/11 midnight.
SPEEDING Arrests: 1,376
SEATBELT Arrests: 417
OTHER HAZARDOUS MOVING VIOLATION Arrests: 2,745
(including unsafe lane changes, following too closely, cell phone use, failure to signal, etc.)
DUI ARRESTS: 65
ACCIDENTS Investigated: 389 WITH INJURY: 50 FATALITIES: 2 (Marlbourgh 66 & Blackledge Dr) (Rt 15, E. Htfd)
Calls For Service: 9,728
TROOPERS WILL CONTINUE ENFORCEMENT THROUGH THE 2011 HOLIDAY SEASON.
2010 STATS: Speeding 2255 Seatbelt 151 Hazardous Moving 3411 DUI 80
Accidents 391 with injury 57 Fatal 1
LT. J. Paul Vance