Connecticut State Police

State Police Respond to Over 300 Crashes During New Year's Weekend

Connecticut State Police responded to over 300 crashes during New Year's weekend this year.

Troopers began their holiday enforcement with extra patrols on December 28, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. and finished it at 11:59 p.m. on January 1, 2019.

During that time period, police said they responded to 339 accidents, 54 of which had injuries. None were fatal. There were also 36 DUI arrests.

Police responded to assist motorists 286 times.

In total, troopers reported 1,516 moving violations including 480 for speeding and 14 for seat belt violations. There were 7,657 total calls for service.

Last year during New Year's weekend, police responded to 494 accidents including 54 with injuries and two with fatalities.

Troopers responded to 6,885 total calls for service last year including 28 DUI arrests, 1,410 moving violations and 270 motorist assists.

According to Connecticut State Police, troopers enforced all motor vehicle laws and focused on reducing the number of DUI crashes and injury-producing accidents on the interstates, state roads and local roadways.

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