State Police Make 35 DUI Arrests Labor Day Weekend

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    Connecticut State Police trooper

    State Police have made 35 drunken driving arrests so far over the Labor Day weekend as troopers increase traffic enforcement for the holiday weekend.

    As of Monday at 9:40 a.m., 1,496 drivers were issued speeding tickets across the state and State Police ticketed 130 motorists who weren't wearing seatbelts.

    State Police have also doled out more than 3,225 tickets for hazardous moving violations like using a cell phone while driving or following too close.

    There have been 268 accidents so far Labor Day weekend, including 31 with injuries. State Police are not including the Lime Rock racetrack fatal crash in the stats and said that it is categorized as an untimely death.

    By comparison, in 2013, State Police ticketed 1,513 people for speeding and 231 people for seatbelt violations on Labor Day weekend and made 50 DUI arrests. In 2013, there were 259 crashes, including 44 with injuries and three fatalities.

    The increased traffic patrols will continue through Labor Day on Monday.

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