Conn. (WTNH) – State Police are out this holiday weekend trying to keep motorists safe by cracking down on drivers not following the laws.
Statistics from July 1 through July 4, of the state police holiday traffic enforcement, showed troopers responded to approximately 5,008 calls for service, motorist assists, accidents, and violations. Police cited they made 472 motor assists in total.
From 12 a.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, there were approximately 195 accidents. Of those accidents, 23 had injuries. Forty-five people were arrested for operating under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, and 12 of those arrests stemmed from crashes that occurred on roadways. Seven of those arrests involved accidents.
About 211 people were cited for speeding and 39 for not wearing a seatbelt. Troopers also issued 146 hazardous moving violations for unsafe lane changes, following too closely, move-over laws, and others. The statistics do not specifically mention the use of cell phones.
The holiday enforcement continues through Monday night.