Press Release from Branford Police Department
The Branford Police Department in a will conduct a sobriety check point on Friday, December 14, 2012 on Rte 1 in Branford between the hours of 6 p.m. and 4 a.m. (December 15, 2012).
The percentage of alcohol related fatalities in Connecticut during 2009 (51%) was slightly higher than the national average of 38% and slightly above the 41% in the other New England States.
Of the Connecticut fatal crashes, 43% were estimated to have been "high" Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) crashes - (BAC 0.08).
The national average for "high" BAC crashes was 32% and it was 34% in the other New England states.
- 50% of DUI crashes occur during the weekend days of Friday through Sunday.
- 80% of fatality injured drinking drivers with a BAC equal to or above .01 occurred during the hours of 6 PM to 6 AM
- The average BAC of those arrested for DUI increased slightly from 0.162 for 2008 to 0.164 in 2009.
This effort is partially funded by the Connecticut Department of Transportation, Office of Transportation Safety.