Conn. Troopers Issued 1,930 Speeding Tickets During Labor Day Weekend

September 10, 2015

The Connecticut troopers have issued 1,930 speeding tickets during the 2015 Labor Day weekend, the Connecticut State Police announced.

The troopers patrolled the highways and roads in Connecticut over the Labor Day weekend. During this enforcement operation, troopers utilized both traditional and non-traditional patrol cars. The enforcement project began at 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 4 and ran through 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 7.

The troopers focused on drunken driving violations, aggressive drivers, distracted drivers and speeding, the announcement said. Sobriety checkpoints and targeted DUI patrols were in place over the entire weekend.

During that time, the troopers also arrested 45 people for driving under the influence, issued 98 seatbelt violations, and cited drivers for 4,132 other moving violations. (These other moving violations included, but not limited to, unsafe lane change, following too closely, and handheld cell phone use and texting behind the wheel.)

The Connecticut State Police also investigated 336 crashes during the four-day period, including 58 that involved injuries and three that resulted in fatalities.

Source: The Connecticut State Police

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