Holiday Highway Stats

This article was published on: 12/27/16 6:40 PM by Mike Minarsky


Middletown, CT (December 27, 2016): The following are the State Police Christmas holiday enforcement stats. This enforcement operation started on 12/22/2016 at 00:01 a.m. and will run until 11:59 p.m. on 1/2/2017.

Troopers observed a high traffic volume over the Christmas holiday.  This State Police enforcement effort will continue through the New Year’s Eve Holiday Celebration. Troopers will continue to conduct enforcement patrols throughout the state on both highways and secondary roads.

In addition, sobriety checkpoints will be set up in an effort to deter anyone from the consumption of alcohol and driving as we approach and celebrate the New Year.

If anyone sees a suspected drunk driver, or dangerous driver, please call 911 and immediately report it.

These stats are from 12/22/2016 00:01 a.m. through 12/26/2016 11:59 p.m.:

Accidents:  528

w/Injury:  58

Serious Injury:   1  ( I-91 exit 12 North Haven)

Fatality: 4

12/22 I-84 exit 7 Danbury car vs pedestrian (Susan Blaney of Brewster, NY d.o.b. 2/25/63)

12/22 Route 8 exit 27 Naugatuck car vs pedestrian (Unknown)

12/25 I-691 exit 5 Meriden (Louis Gonzalez of Waterbury, CT d.o.b. 12/1/80)

12/26 Hartland (Gary Delaney of East Hartland, CT d.o.b. 6/25/55)

DUI arrests: 47

Speeding: 579

Seatbelt: 50

All Moving violations: 1596 (to include following too close, distracted driving, cell phones, etc.)

Motorist Assists: 436 (flat tires, broken down and disabled vehicles)

Total calls for service: 8046


Christmas 2015 stats:

Accidents: 461

with injury: 56

fatality:  5

DUI arrests: 40

Speeding: 621

Seatbelt: 36

All Moving violations: 1563 (to include following too close, distracted driving, cell phones, etc.)


Source: CT State Police 12/27/16

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