CT State Police release latest holiday, end-of-year Enforcement Effort numbers


Conn. (WTNH) — The Connecticut State Police (CPS) are having a busy holiday season so far.

On Dec. 21, CSP released the latest numbers on their holiday Enforcement Efforts as they increase their patrols through the end of the year. According to the numbers, it looks like they have been busy over the past couple of weeks.

They said they’ve had nearly 700 calls. Of those calls, more than 40 were crashes. They made eight DUI arrests and issued more than 100 tickets ranging from speeding to not moving over for emergency vehicles.

On Thursday, CSP released updated numbers, reporting that between Dec. 20 – Dec. 26, they responded to 458 crashes (two deadly), made 35 DUI arrests, handed out 248 tickets for speeding, and issued nearly 800 tickets for other moving violations for things like unsafe lane changes.

So far, all of the numbers are down from 2018. Last year between Dec. 21-26, they issued more than 700 speeding tickets, responded to 550 accidents, and made 55 DUI arrests.

As of New Year’s Day 2020, police say that throughout the holiday season (Dec. 20-Jan. 1), there were 952 accidents, (four fatal), police made 76 DUI arrests, and gave out 629 speeding tickets.

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