State Police Holiday Highway Enforcement Stats

This article was published on: 12/28/15 1:57 PM by Mike Minarsky

STATE POLICE HOLIDAY HIGHWAY ENFORCEMENT STATS

Middletown, CT (December 26, 2015): The following are the State Police Christmas holiday enforcement stats. This enforcement operation started on 12/23/15 at 00:01 a.m. and will run until 11:59 p.m. on 12/27/15.

These stats are from 12/23/2015 00:01 a.m. through 12/27/2015 11:59 p.m.:

Accidents:  461 with injury: 56 fatality: 5 12/24 I-95 x68 Old Saybrook, 12/25 Litchfield Tpke Bethany, 12/25 Rte. 6 Bolton, 12/26 I-84 x58 E. Hartford, 12/27 I-91 x46 Enfield 

DUI arrests: 40 Speeding: 621 Seatbelt: 36 Hazardous Moving violations (to include following too close, distracted driving, cell phones, etc.): 1563

     Troopers observed a higher 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.

2014 Statistics (12/23 – 12/26):

Accidents: 279 with injury: 38

fatality: 1 Car vs. Pedestrian Beacon Falls

DUI arrests: 19 Speeding:  243

Seatbelts: 13 Hazardous moving violations: 706    

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