Connecticut State Police

CSP Holiday Enforcement: 20 DUI Arrests, 607 Speeding Tickets and More

Connecticut State Police were out on the roads with extra patrols and sobriety checkpoints on Memorial Day weekend.

Troopers were out checking for impaired drivers, hazardous moving violations, seat belt use and illegal cellphone use. Officials also noted police departments nationwide are doing "Click It or Ticket" seat belt enforcement campaigns through June 2.

State Police made 20 DUI arrests, issued 607 speeding tickets, gave 448 citations for seatbelts and cited 2,242 people for hazardous moving violations.

Police responded to 341 crashes, one of which was fatal. Fifty-two of those crashes resulted in injuries.

During last year's Memorial Day weekend, troopers arrested 38 drunken drivers and cited 909 people for speeding, 396 for seat belt violations and 2,708 for hazardous moving violations. State Police also investigated more than 300 accidents in which one person was killed and 62 were injured.

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