CT State Police have sent us an important warning to pass along to all Connecticut drivers.

They have a few safety reminders and want you to know they will be all over the state with roving patrols and checkpoints, focusing on aggressive, unsafe and drunk drivers throughout the rest of the holiday season. "Our Troopers will be patrolling state highways with a keen focus on those driving with distractions and those operating under the influence." said State Police Colonel George F. Battle. "Every driver has the opportunity to be our partner by obeying state laws on the road."

The Colonel went on to ask that "motorists pay attention to weather forecasts before they head for their destinations and always use caution while traveling on Connecticut roads."

CT State Troopers will also be conducting a Seatbelt Enforcement Wave through Sunday, November 26. The following are some of the Roving Patrols and DUI Checkpoints planned for Connecticut.

Please see the following list of local patrols and checkpoints:

Dec. 20-26 – 7:00 PM - 4:00 AM:

Roving DUI enforcement patrols from greater Waterbury area to greater Danbury area.

Dec. 307:00 PM - 3:00 AM:

DUI Sobriety Checkpoint – Route 67 and intersection of Mountain Road, Oxford

Dec. 27-Jan 2 - 7:00 PM - 4:00 AM:

Roving DUI enforcement patrols from greater Waterbury area to greater Danbury area.

Drivers are also reminded to plan their trips with care by doing the following:

  • Fill the gas tank prior to your journey.
  • Check windshield wipers, windshield wiper fluid and tire pressure.
  • Fully charge your cell phone.
  • Carry winter blankets, drinking water and snacks.
  • Check traffic and weather conditions before leaving home.
  • Keep a shovel and sand or salt in the trunk of your vehicle.