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Police Respond to 10,000 Calls Over Holiday Weekend



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    State police responded to more than 10,000 calls over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and issued thousands of citations.

    Between midnight on Nov 24 and 9 p.m. on Sunday, state police responded to 10.530 calls for service, made 80 driving under the influence arrests, issued 2,255 citations for speeding, found 3,411 violations for unsafe lane change, following too closely, cell phone use, fail to signal and more. Police also investigated 391 crashes, including 57 with injuries and one fatal crash. Police issued 151 citations for not using seatbelts.

    In 2009, police made 1,528 speeding arrests, issued citations for 769 seatbelt violations and 1,460 hazardous moving violations. They also made 76 DUI arrests. There were five fatal crashes over the holiday weekend last year.

    Troopers patrolled roads and highways across the state with a focus on drunken driving violations and targeting aggressive drivers. 

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