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State Police will be out in force through the New Year’s holiday

December 28, 2018

Those red lights you see traveling state roads this weekend may not be holiday lights.

The State Police have assigned troopers to roving patrols as well as DUI checkpoints from today until Jan. 2.

Their goal is to reduce the number of accidents that often occur during holidays and keep drivers and their passengers safe.

They ask that all passengers wear seatbelts, signal while changing lanes or exiting and refrain from using cell phones while driving. Additionally they strongly urge no one drive after drinking alcoholic beverages or using controlled substances.

Before heading out drivers should fill their gas tank, wiper fluid and tires as well as charge their cell phones. They also recommend keeping a shovel and sand or salt in the trunk.

The following roving patrols and DUI checkpoints are scheduled.

Troop A

Dec. 30 - 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.- DUI Sobriety Checkpoint - Route 67 and intersection of Mountain Road, Oxford

Dec. 27-Jan 2 - 7 p.m. to 4 a.m.- Roving DUI enforcement patrols from greater Waterbury area to greater Danbury area.

Troop C

Dec. 29 - 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.- Roving DUI enforcement patrols on highways & rural roads in Troop C towns.

Dec. 31 - 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. - Roving DUI enforcement patrols on highways & rural roads in Troop C towns.

Troop D

Dec. 28 - 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. - Roving DUI enforcement patrols on highways & rural roads in Troop D towns.

Dec. 30 - 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. - Roving DUI enforcement patrols on highways & rural roads in Troop D towns.

Spot Check: Dec. 29, 2018, from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. Dec. 30, 2018 at Route 44 in East Putnam, in the vicinity of Route 21.

Troop E

Dec. 29 - 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. - Roving DUI enforcement patrols on highways & rural roads in Troop E towns.

Dec. 31 - 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. - Roving DUI enforcement patrols on highways & rural roads in Troop E towns.

Troop F

Dec. 28 -7 p.m. to 3 a.m. - DUI Sobriety Checkpoint - Route 66 between Jackson hill Road and Peters Lane, Middlefield.

Dec. 29 - Roving DUI enforcement patrols - Interstate 95 and Route 9.

Dec. 30- Roving DUI enforcement patrols - Interstate 95 and Route 9.

Troop H

Dec. 31 -7 p.m. to 3 a.m.- DUI Sobriety Checkpoint - Interstate 84 exit 46 ramp.

Troop I

December 28 - Between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. - Interstate 691 in Meriden area near Interstate 91.

Troop K

Dec. 28 - 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. - Roving DUI enforcement patrols on highways & rural roads in Troop K towns.

Jan. 1- 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. - Roving DUI enforcement patrols on highways & rural roads in Troop K towns.

Troop L

Dec. 30 - 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. - Roving DUI enforcement patrols on Routes 4, 6, 7, 8, 45, 47, 61, 63, 64, 72, 109, 132, 202, 254, 341.

Jan. 2 - 7 p.m. to 4 a.m.- Roving DUI enforcement patrols on Routes 4, 6, 7, 8, 45, 47, 61, 63, 64, 72, 109, 132, 202, 254, 341.

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