State police step up patrols on Connecticut roadways
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — State police say a holiday crackdown that began Friday on Connecticut roads and highways has so far yielded 47 arrests for alleged drunken driving.
Increased patrols began on Friday and were slated to continue through the end of Wednesday.
While the focus has been on curbing drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, state police say that through midday on Tuesday they had also issued nearly 500 citations for speeding, 10 for failure to use seatbelts and 25 others for various violations including texting while driving.
Officers investigated more than 400 accidents over the holiday weekend, including two fatalities and 46 resulting in injuries.