(WTNH) — Connecticut State Police released their final Labor Day Weekend enforcement statistics on Tuesday. They say, COVID-19 stopped them from placing DUI checkpoints across the state, so they have stepped up their patrols in other areas.
From Friday at midnight to Monday at 11:59 p.m., CSP report they have received 6,315 calls for service, assisted 451 motorists, and responded to 299 crashes. Two of those crashes were fatal – in Watertown and Tolland. 17 of those crashes involved reported injuries.
Since Friday, CSP has made 20 DUI arrests, and issued 218 speeding tickets and 12 seat belt citations.
CSP also issued 549 hazardous moving violations (including unsafe lane change, following too closely, move over, etc).
As people headed home from their Labor Day plays Monday night, CSP encouraged people to drive safely: buckle up, slow down, and don’t drink and drive.
“We want people to come home,” said Trooper First Class Christine Jeltema. “We want people to enjoy themselves and we also want them to be safe, as well.”
This weekend last year (Labor Day Weekend 2019) CSP received 7,000 calls for service, assisted 259 motorists, responded to 424 crashes, among which 51 people were injured and one person was killed. They made 46 DUI arrests and issued 683 speeding tickets, 43 seatbelt violations, and 37 distracted driving tickets.
During the entire 2019 Labor Day Weekend, CSP issued 2,208 moving violations (including unsafe lane change, following too closely, move over, etc).