The Connecticut State Police Memorial Day Weekend enforcement period began midnight Friday and continued until midnight Monday, according to a press release from state police spokesperson Lt. J. Paul Vance.
The enforcement efforts produced the following results:
- Total Accidents Investigated: 279
- Accidents With Injuries: 57
- Fatal Accidents: 1 ()
- DWI Arrests: 77
- Seatbelt Arrests: 816
- Speeding Arrests: 1,797
On Memorial Day Weekend 2011, Connecticut State Police investigated 260 motor vehicles accidents and four fatal crashes. Troopers made 70 drunk driving arrests and issued 2,013 speeding tickets and 978 seatbelt tickets.
Connecticut State Troopers will continue enforcement efforts as the summer months begin, according to the release.
The Click-It-or-Ticket Campaign, the first campaign of this summer season, will continue over the summer months. The goal of the state police enforcement effort is to rid the roads of aggressive and impaired and unsafe drivers, the release noted.