HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police say they issued more than 1,300 speeding tickets over the long holiday weekend.

The agency said Tuesday that troopers also investigated 281 accidents, including 63 involving injuries, and arrested 24 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Those numbers compare with 1,189 speeding tickets issued over the three-day Labor Day weekend last year, 529 accidents and 47 DUI arrests.

State police stepped up enforcement in anticipation of heavy traffic.

Troopers issued 2,474 citations for hazardous moving violations such as unsafe lane changes and cellphone use over the weekend. That compared with 2,764 over the same period last year.