CT State Police to Step Up Sobriety Checkpoints This Weekend
According to Danbury Patch, last year over Thanksgiving weekend CT State Police handed out 5,000 citations, made 52 DUI arrests, and investigated close to 1,000 accidents.An email sent to Patch.com from State Police spokeswoman, Kelly Grant said, "There will be roving patrols this year. With the highways and roadways already congested, we found that roving patrols are sometimes more efficient." She said that if you're traveling this weekend expect to see a trooper's cruiser.
Uniformed Troopers will not only be driving their cruisers but some will be out in non-traditional vehicles keeping a close lookout for reckless, distracted, and intoxicated drivers. CT State Troopers are asking the college kids home for the weekend that if you're going to party, sober up before you get behind the wheel because there's a good chance you're going to get caught.
Here are the stats from last year's Thanksgiving weekend. There were 1,106 speeding citations, 314 seatbelt infractions, 3,548 hazardous moving violations, 52 DUI arrests, 934 accidents and 94 of those accidents included injuries with 1 fatality. It can happen to you, so please, don't be an idiot behind the wheel this weekend.
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