Connecticut State Police New Year's Holiday Enforcement

Department of Emergency Services &
Public Protection
Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
Connecticut State Police Patch
Dr. Dora B. Schriro
Colonel Alaric J. Fox
Deputy Commissioner
Division of State Police
January 2, 2018

Connecticut State Police New Year's Holiday Enforcement

MIDDLETOWN, CT (January 2, 2018): The Connecticut State Police are supplementing the normal patrol force with additional State Troopers throughout New Year’s weekend. The increased patrols began at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, 12/29/2017, and will conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Monday 1/1/2018.

            Troopers will enforce all motor vehicle laws and focus on reducing the number of DUIs, crashes and injury-producing accidents occurring on the interstates, state roads and local roadways.

These State Police stats cover the time period starting at 12:01 a.m. on 12/29/17 to 1/1/18 11:59 p.m.

SPEEDING violations:                       611

SEATBELT violations:                       20

All moving violations:                         1410

 (to include unsafe lane change, following too closely, cell phone usage, texting, failure to signal, etc.)

DUI arrests:                                        28


ACCIDENTS:                                    494

w/injury:                                             54       

fatality:                                               2 – 12/29 Rte 8 exit 10 Trumbull, 12/30 Rte 3 Glastonbury

Motorist Assists:                                 480

Total calls for service:                         6885

2016 New Year’s weekend stats from 12/30/2016 00:01 a.m. through 1/2/2017 11:59 p.m. are below:
Accidents:              276

        w/injury:         34

        serious injury: 0

        fatality:          2 accidents resulting in 3 fatalities        

DUI arrests:            34
Speeding:               705
Seatbelt:                 15

All Moving violations:  1,800

Motorist Assists:   270

Total calls for service:   6987

Contact Us:

860-685-8230                     Fax: 860-685-8301                 


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