STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection
Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
Dr. Dora B. Schriro - Commissioner
Colonel George Battle - Deputy Commissioner - Division of State Police
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 4, 2018
State Police Labor Day Weekend Enforcement Stats
Middletown, CT. (September 4,2018): Troopers continued to patrol the highways and roads in Connecticut over this 2018 Labor Day weekend.
During this enforcement operation, Troopers utilized both traditional and non-traditional State Police vehicles. The enforcement project started at 12:01 a.m. on 8/31/18 and ran through 11:59 p.m. on 9/3/18.
Troopers focused on drunken driving violations, aggressive drivers, distracted drivers and speeding. Sobriety checkpoints and targeted DUI patrols were in place over the entire weekend.
These State Police stats cover the time period starting at 12:01a.m. on 8/31/18 and ending at 11:59 p.m. on 9/3/18.
- Speeding: 1,314
- Seatbelt: 47
- Hazardous Moving Violations: 2,474
(to include unsafe lane change, following too closely, cell phone, texting, etc.)
- DUI Arrests: 24
- Investigated Accidents: 281
- Accidents with Injury: 63
- Fatal Accidents: 0
2017 Labor Day Weekend Enforcement Stats 9/1/17-9/4/17:
- Speeding: 1,189
- Seatbelt: 46
- Hazardous Moving Violations: 2,764
- DWI Arrests: 47
- Investigated Accidents: 529
- Accidents with Injury: 78
- Fatal Accidents: 1