Three people were killed in crashes over the holiday weekend, according to Connecticut state police.
Police increased patrols from 12:01 a.m. on Friday until 11:59 p.m. on Monday and responded to 259 crashes, in which 44 injuries were reported.
One of the fatal crashes involved a motorcycle on Interstate 84 in Hartford, according a to news release state police issued on Saturday morning.
A motorcyclist was killed in a crash on Brainard Road in Enfield, near Route 5 just after 8:30 p.m. on Friday.
A 55-year-old West Haven man was killed in a motorcycle crash in West Haven on Saturday. Police identified him as Michael Cavallaro.
State police used aircrafts and unmarked patrol vehicles, in addition to other troopers, on highways and secondary roads and issued 1,513 speeding tickets.
Police also issued 237 tickets for seat belt violations, 3,513 other violations and 50 tickets for driving while under the influence.