BETHANY, Conn. (WTNH) — The unofficial end to the summer season is in full swing. Many people are out and enjoying the Labor Day three-day-weekend, and police are making sure they’re doing it responsibly.
Since Friday, State Troopers have had 3,836 calls for service; they’ve responded to 319 accidents, made 23 DUI arrests, and issued 304 tickets.
“There’s no such thing as a quota. We’re not out here trying to ruin people’s days. All we’re trying to do is make sure everyone stays safe on the roadways.”– TROOPER TAYLOR NORTON/CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE
There are a number of DUI checkpoints around the state and News 8 will be participating in further ride-alongs to those points throughout the holiday weekend.
State Police released Labor Day weekend statistics on Monday:
- 5,709 calls for service
- 252 motorists assisted
- 363 accidents (1 fatalities)
- 43 DUI arrests
- 447 citations for speeding
- 29 citations for seatbelts
- 26 citations for distracted driving