State Troopers are preparing to patrol in increased numbers to keep roads safe this holiday weekend. Troopers will be conducting DUI roving patrols and spot checks. Drivers can expect to experience concentrated enforcement operations at locations where there have been a high number of alcohol-involved crashes and incidents.
Troopers will utilize laser units, and both marked and unmarked State Police patrol cars to enhance safety and to remove all drunk drivers from the road.
During the July 4, 2016 weekend, Connecticut State Police issued 1227 tickets for speeding and a total of 2,913 tickets for moving violations and made 39 arrests for driving under the influence. State Police investigated 315 motor vehicle crashes, 45 with injury, and 2 fatalities where three people sustained fatal injury.