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Police Begin Holiday Traffic Enforcement

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    After two recent issues in the Bristol Police Department, a City Councilor is calling for the Police Chief's resignation.

    As day two of state police holiday traffic enforcement began, troopers has already responded to 97 crashes and made 18 driving under the influence arrests.

    Police stepped up patrols from Dec. 30 and will continue doing so until the morning of Jan. 1 as they stop people at sobriety checkpoints over the holiday weekend.

    Of the almost 100 crashes, people were injured in 15 of them, state police said.

    Police have also issued citations for 311 speeding incidents, 24 seatbelt violations and 541other violations.

    During the holiday weekend last year, two people were killed in crashes and police arrested 49 people on suspicion of drunken driving.