Troopers were assigned to patrol both highways and secondary roads across the state beginning at midnight on Dec. 29, 2012 through midnight on Jan. 2, 2013.
Troopers manned sobriety checkpoints and were assigned to specific areas where higher than normal DUI accidents and arrests have taken place
More than 1,700 arrests were made, as follows:
- Accidents investigated, 419 (snow storm Saturday); with injury 41; fatalities, none
- DUI arrests, 44
- Speeding, 576
- Failure to use seat belt, 42
- Hazardous moving violations, 1,129 (following too closely, cell phone violations, unsafe lane change, etc.)
State Police continue to ask any motorist who sees a suspected drunk driver to call 911, “as this is a true emergency,” according to CT State Police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance.
Posted January 7, 2013
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