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CONNECTICUT STATE POLICEINDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND ENFORCEMENT




STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Emergency Services &
Public Protection
Connecticut State Police
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Connecticut State Police Patch
Dr. Dora B. Schriro
Commissioner
Colonel Alaric J. Fox
Deputy Commissioner
Division of State Police
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 5, 2017

CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE

INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND ENFORCEMENT


 
Middletown, CT. (July 5, 2017): Connecticut State Troopers patrolled highways and roads in Connecticut over this 2017 Independence Day weekend.
 

During this enforcement period, Troopers utilized both traditional and non-traditional patrol cars.  The enforcement period started at 12:01 a.m. 06/30/17 and ended at 11:59 p.m. on 07/04/17. 

Troopers were focused on drunken driving violations, aggressive drivers, distracted drivers and speeding.  Sobriety checkpoints and targeted DUI patrols were also in place over the entire weekend.

These State Police stats cover the time period starting on June 30, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. to July 4, 2017 at 23:59 p.m.:

               

SPEEDING                                                  1368

TOTAL MOVING VIOLATIONS              2941

(to include unsafe lane change, Following Too Closely, and Cell Phone, Texting, Seatbelt, etc.) 

DUI ARRESTS                                            60 

ACCIDENTS

   Investigated                                                398   

   With injury                                                 50   

   Fatal                                                            1

2016 Independence Day Weekend Enforcement Stats:

Speeding:                           1227

Total moving Violations:   2913

               (These include unsafe lane change, following too closely, and seatbelt cellphone/texting, etc.)

DUI Arrests:                       39

Crashes:                                               

  Investigated:                     315        

  With injury:                      45

  Fatal:                                 2 accidents resulting in 3 fatalities

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