The Connecticut State Police were busy over Memorial Day weekend, making sure the roads were safe for us to enjoy.

The State Police have released their enforcement statistics from the weekend, from 12:01 am on Friday, May 24 through 11:59 pm Monday, May 27. During this time, troopers were focused on drunken driving violations, aggressive drivers, distracted drivers and speeding. Sobriety checkpoints, targeted DUI patrols and both traditional and non-traditional patrol cars were all in use.

Over the weekend period, 2,242 violations were recorded, including 607 speeding tickets and 448 seatbelt infractions. 20 DUI arrests were made, down from 38 over the same period in 2018. Troopers investigated 341 accidents. Of those, 52 accidents had related injuries and one resulted in a fatality.

The total of 2,242 violations was down from 2,708 in 2018. All in all a nice job by our State Police and a reminder to "click it or ticket."