** UPDATE **
STATE POLICE RELEASE STATS FROM THANKSGIVING WEEKEND
(from midnight Nov. 21 until 4:15 p.m. Nov. 23)
Connecticut State Troopers are supplementing the normal Trooper patrol force with additional State Troopers being assigned to enforcement over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. The Thanksgiving enforcement operation runs from midnight (0001hours) 11/21/11 and concludes at midnight (2400) on Sunday, 11/25/12.
Troopers are patroling all roads and highways across Connecticut and continue to focus on drunk driving violations and are targeting aggressive drivers.
Sobriety checkpoints and targeted DUI patrols will be in place over the entire weekend.
State Police will continue this preventive enforcement effort until the end of the entire 2012 Holiday season.
The following stats from the Connecticut State Police cover the time period starting at midnight on 11/21/12 until 4:15 p.m. on 11/23/12:
SPEEDING Arrests: 896
SEATBELT Arrests: 49
OTHER HAZARDOUS MOVING VIOLATION Arrests: 1,735
(including unsafe lane change, following too close, cell phone usage, failure to signal, etc.)
DUI ARRESTS: 32
ACCIDENTS Investigated: 217
With injury: 25
Calls For State Police Service: 5,569
TROOPERS WILL CONTINUE ENFORCEMENT THROUGH THE 2012 HOLIDAY SEASON.
2011 Thanksgiving STATS:
Hazardous Moving Violations: 2,745
With injury: 50
Lt. J. Paul Vance