By Charles Paullin
MIDDLETOWN – Connecticut State Police said there was an a decrease in drunken driving busts this year as compared to 2018 over the Commemorative Day weekend. Troopers also set 2, 242 driving violations to pick Friday and Monday.
The department issued 607 dashing violation, 448 seatbelt infractions and other violations for unsafe george change, following too closely, handset use, texting and other offenses, a great release said. There were 7, 540 calls for service.
A bunch of 20 DUI arrests were made and thus 341 accidents were investigated. The primary accidents resulted in a fatality with 52 crashes resulted in injuries.
By comparison, in 2018, talk about police issued 2, 708 wrong doing and made 38 DUI arrests. Most 313 crashes were investigated via one fatality and 62 led to injuries.
State criminal court used both traditional and non-traditional patrol cars over the holiday night. Troopers focused on drunken driving, spanking drivers, distracted drivers and rushing. Sobriety checkpoints and targeted ” DRUNK DRIVING ” patrols were also deployed.
Charles Paullin can be reached at 860-801-5074 or cpaullin@centralctcommunications. com.