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CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE PROMOTE SAFE DRIVING


 
{Connecticut State Police Patch}

Dr. Dora B. Schriro
Commissioner
Colonel Alaric J. Fox
Deputy Commissioner
Division of State Police
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2017

CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE PROMOTE SAFE DRIVING

THROUGHOUT THE JULY 4th WEEKEND

Middletown, CT. (June 29, 2017): As thousands of drivers plan to travel during the upcoming extended

holiday weekend, Connecticut State Troopers are also preparing to patrol in increased numbers to keep roads and highways safe for all drivers.


July 4th is Tuesday, allowing extra time for beach outings, cookouts and fireworks. This translates to increased traffic starting as early as Friday, June 30th, and continuing through the evening of July 4th.  Many will be driving through and around the state of Connecticut for Independence Day events and State Troopers will be conducting DUI roving patrols and spot checks over the holiday weekend.


Troopers will be strategically placed to reduce speed on the highways and roadways during the holiday period. In addition, State Troopers will operate sobriety checkpoints.  Drivers can expect to experience concentrated enforcement operations at locations where there have been a high number of alcohol-involved crashes and incidents.  (Please see list below.)


As always, State Police consistently work toward preventing accidents – especially fatal crashes – on Connecticut’s roads and highways. Troopers will utilize laser units, and both marked and unmarked State Police patrol cars to enhance safety and to remove all drunk drivers from Connecticut’s roads.

Obeying the rules of the road is everyone’s responsibility. We ask all drivers to buckle up, adhere to the speed limit, put down cell phones, and please be courteous to other drivers.


State Troopers depend on drivers to follow the law. Please do not drink and drive since that is a deadly combination. If you are on the road and suspect a drunk driver, please call 911, as this is a true emergency.


Planning to consume alcohol to celebrate our nation’s birthday? Then please designate a driver so that this festive, enjoyable summer weekend does not turn into a tragedy. Never drink and drive.


As a reminder, please remember, and obey, the Move Over Law when traveling this weekend, throughout the summer, and always.  The Move Over Law requires “Any operator of a motor vehicle on a highway when approaching one or more emergency vehicles that are stationary or traveling significantly below the posted speed limit and located on the shoulder, lane or breakdown lane of such highway shall (1) immediately reduce speed to a reasonable level below the posted speed limit, and (2) if traveling in the lane adjacent to the shoulder, lane or breakdown lane containing such emergency vehicle, move such motor vehicle over one lane, unless such movement would be unreasonable or unsafe.”


During the July 4, 2016 weekend, Connecticut State Police issued 1227 tickets for speeding and a total of 2,913 tickets for moving violations and made 39 arrests for driving under the influence.  State Police investigated 315 motor vehicle crashes, 45 with injury, and 2 fatalities where three people sustained fatal injury.


06/30/17                               Roving Patrols - Route 8 Corridor between exit 37 in Watertown to exit 42 in Harwinton, Routes 6 & 64 in Woodbury, Routes 202 & 254 in Litchfield, Routes 7 & 341 in Kent, Routes 63 & 109 in Morris, Routes 45 & 47 in Washington, Routes 132 & 61 in Bethlehem, Route 4 in Burlington  and Route 72  Harwinton

07/01/17                               Roving Patrols -  Route 8 Corridor between exit 37 in Watertown to exit 42 in Harwinton, Routes 6 & 64 in Woodbury, Routes 202 & 254 in Litchfield, Routes 7 & 341 in Kent, Routes 63 & 109 in Morris, Routes 45 & 47 in Washington, Routes 132 & 61 in Bethlehem, Route 4 in Burlington  and Route 72  Harwinton

07/02/17                               Roving Patrols - Route 8 Corridor between exit 37 in Watertown to exit  42 in Harwinton, Routes 6 & 64 in Woodbury, Routes 202 & 254 in Litchfield, Routes 7 & 341 in Kent, Routes 63 & 109 in Morris, Routes 45 & 47 in Washington, Routes 132 & 61 in Bethlehem, Route 4 in Burlington  and Route 72 Harwinton

 

07/03/17                               Roving Patrols - Route 8 Corridor between exit 37 in Watertown to exit  42 in Harwinton, Routes 6 & 64 in Woodbury, Routes 202 & 254 in Litchfield, Routes 7 & 341 in Kent, Routes 63 & 109 in Morris, Routes 45 & 47 in Washington, Routes 132 & 61 in Bethlehem, Route 4 in Burlington  and Route 72 Harwinton

 

07/04/17                               Roving Patrols - Route 8 Corridor between exit 37 in Watertown to exit 42 in Harwinton, Routes 6 & 64 in Woodbury, Routes 202 & 254 in Litchfield, Routes 7 & 341 in Kent, Routes 63 & 109 in Morris, Routes 45 & 47 in Washington, Routes 132 & 61 in Bethlehem, Route 4 in Burlington  and Route 72 Harwinton

06/30/17                               Roving Patrols - Interstates 95 and 91 and Route 34 in the New Haven patrol area


07/01/17                               Roving Patrols - Interstate 95 and Routes 8 and 25 in the Bridgeport/Stratford/ Trumbull patrol area


07/02/17                               Roving Patrols – Interstate 95 in the Stamford/Norwalk/Greenwich area


07/03/17                               Roving Patrols – Route 15 (Merritt Parkway) from New York State Line to the Sikorsky Bridge patrol area

 

06/30/17                               Roving Patrols – Interstate 84 in greater Waterbury area and greater Danbury area

07/01/17                               Roving Patrols - Interstate 84 in greater Waterbury area and greater Danbury area

07/02/17                               Roving Patrols - Interstate 84 in greater Waterbury area and greater Danbury area

07/03/17                               Roving Patrols - Interstate 84 in greater Waterbury area and greater Danbury area

07/04/17                               Roving Patrols - Interstate 84 in greater Waterbury area and greater Danbury area

06/30/17                               Roving Patrols – Route 8 Limited Access Highway and Route 4 in Towns of Torrington, Goshen and Sharon

07/01//17                              Roving Patrols – Route 8 Limited Access Highway and Route 44 in Towns of Winsted, Barkhamsted and New Hartford

 

07/02/17                                Roving Patrols – Route 7, 41 and 44 in Towns of North Canaan, Falls Village and Norfolk and Salisbury

 

07/03/17                                Roving Patrols – Routes 44, 202, 219 in Towns of Torrington, New Hartford and Barkhamsted

    

06/30/17                               Roving Patrols – Interstates 84, 91 and 384 and Routes 2 and 9 within greater Troop H patrol area
07/01/17                               Roving Patrols – Interstates 84, 91 and 384 and Routes 2 and 9 within greater Troop H patrol area

 

07/02/17                               Roving Patrols – Interstates 84, 91 and 384 and Routes 2 and 9 within greater Troop H patrol area

 

07/03/17                               DUI Sobriety Checkpoint – Interstate 84 westbound exit 62 westbound on ramp in Manchester. This will be in conjunction with the Breath Alcohol Testing Mobile Unit

 

07/03/17                               Roving Patrols – Interstates 84, 91 and 384 and Routes 2 and 9 within greater Troop H patrol area

 

07/04/17                               Roving Patrols – Interstates 84, 91 and 384 and Routes 2 and 9 within greater Troop H patrol area

              

06/30/17                               Roving Patrols – Interstate 91 in area of 691 in Meriden, Interstate 91 in  New Haven and North Haven areas and Route 8 in Shelton, Ansonia and Derby and route 15 in Hamden and New Haven areas


07/01/17                               Roving Patrols – Interstate 91 in area of 691 in Meriden, Interstate 91 in  New Haven and North Haven areas and Route 8 in Shelton, Ansonia and Derby and route 15 in Hamden and New Haven areas

 

07/02/17                               Roving Patrols – Interstate 91 in area of 691 in Meriden, Interstate 91 in  New Haven and North Haven areas and Route 8 in Shelton, Ansonia and Derby and route 15 in Hamden and New Haven areas

 

07/03/17                               Roving Patrols – Interstate 91 in area of 691 in Meriden, Interstate 91 in  New Haven and North Haven areas and Route 8 in Shelton, Ansonia and Derby and route 15 in Hamden and New Haven areas

 

06/30/17                               Roving Patrols - Interstate 95, and Routes 1 and 9 in Troop F patrol area

 

07/01/17                               Roving Patrols - Route 9 and Route 66 in Middlefield in Troop F patrol area

 

07/02/17                               Roving Patrols - Interstate 95 and Route 1 and 9 in Troop F patrol area

 

07/03/17                               Roving Patrols - Route 9 and Route 66 in Middlefield

 

06/30/17                               Roving Patrols – Interstate 84 and Routes 30, 32, 44, 74, 83, 190, 195 in towns of  Ashford, Ellington, Mansfield, Somers, Stafford, Tolland, Union and Willington

 

07/01/17                               Roving Patrols – Interstate 84 and Routes 30, 32, 44, 74, 83, 190, 195 in towns of Ashford, Ellington, Mansfield, Somers, Stafford, Tolland, Union and Willington

                                  

07/02/17                               Roving Patrols – Interstate 84 and Routes 30, 32, 44, 74, 83, 190, 195 in towns of Ashford, Ellington, Mansfield, Somers, Stafford, Tolland, Union and Willington

                                  

07/03/17                               Roving Patrols – Interstate 84 and Routes 30, 32, 44, 74, 83, 190, 195 in towns of Ashford, Ellington, Mansfield, Somers, Stafford, Tolland, Union and Willington

06/30/17                              Roving Patrols - Interstate 395 and Routes 6, 12, 14, 44, 97, 169, 197, 198 in towns of Killingly, Brooklyn, Thompson, Woodstock, Chaplin, Hampton, Eastford, Sterling, Putnam and Pomfret


07/01/17                               Roving Patrols - Interstate 395 and Routes 6, 12, 14, 44, 97, 169, 197, 198 in towns of Killingly, Brooklyn, Thompson, Woodstock, Chaplin, Hampton, Eastford, Sterling, Putnam and Pomfret

 

07/02/17                               Roving Patrols - Interstate 395 and Routes 6, 12, 14, 44, 97, 169, 197, 198 in towns of Killingly, Brooklyn, Thompson, Woodstock, Chaplin, Hampton, Eastford, Sterling, Putnam and Pomfret

 

07/04/17                               Roving Patrols - Interstate 395 Routes 6, 12, 14, 44, 97, 169, 197, 198 in towns of Killingly, Brooklyn, Thompson, Woodstock, Chaplin, Hampton, Eastford, Sterling, Putnam and Pomfret

 

06/30/17                               Roving Patrols – Interstates 95 and 395 and Routes 1, 2, 2A, 12, 32, 82, 85, 97, 117, 138, 164, 165 and 207  in Sprague, Baltic, Voluntown, Griswold, Preston, Norwich, New London, Groton, Groton Town, Gronton City, East Lyme, Waterford, Stonington, North Stonington, and Montville.

 

07/01/17                               Roving Patrols – Interstates 95 and 395 and Routes 1, 2, 2A, 12, 32, 82, 85, 97, 117, 138, 164, 165 and 207  in Sprague, Baltic, Voluntown, Griswold, Preston, Norwich, New London, Groton, Groton Town, Gronton City, East Lyme, Waterford, Stonington, North Stonington, and Montville

 

07/01/17                               DUI Sobriety Checkpoint – On Route 2 in North Stonington in vicinity of Wheeler High School. This will be in conjunction with the Breath Alcohol Testing Mobile Unit

 

07/02/17                               Roving Patrols – Interstates 95 and 395 and Routes 1, 2, 2A, 12, 32, 82, 85, 97, 117, 138, 164, 165 and 207  in Sprague, Baltic, Voluntown, Griswold, Preston, Norwich, New London, Groton, Groton Town, Gronton City, East Lyme, Waterford, Stonington, North Stonington, and Montville

 

07/03/17                               Roving Patrols – Interstates 95 and 395 and Routes 1, 2, 2A, 12, 32, 82, 85, 97, 117, 138, 164, 165 and 207  in Sprague, Baltic, Voluntown, Griswold, Preston, Norwich, New London, Groton, Groton Town, Gronton City, East Lyme, Waterford, Stonington, North Stonington, and Montville

 

07/04/17                               Roving Patrols – Interstates 95 and 395 and Routes 1, 2, 2A, 12, 32, 82, 85, 97, 117, 138, 164, 165 and 207  in Sprague, Baltic, Voluntown, Griswold, Preston, Norwich, New London, Groton, Groton Town, Gronton City, East Lyme, Waterford, Stonington, North Stonington, and Montville

 

06/30/17                               Roving Patrols - Route 2, 6, 11, 32, 66, 82, 85, 87, 149, 203, 207, 316 and  354 in the towns of Andover, Bolton, Bozrah, Colchester, Columbia, East Haddam, Franklin, Hebron, Marlborough, Salem, and Windham

 

07/01/17                               Roving Patrols - Route 2, 6, 11, 32, 66, 82, 85, 87, 149, 203, 207, 316 and  354 in the towns of Andover, Bolton, Bozrah, Colchester, Columbia, East Haddam, Franklin, Hebron, Marlborough, Salem, and Windham

 

07/02/17                               Roving Patrols - Route 2, 6, 11, 32, 66, 82, 85, 87, 149, 203, 207, 316 and  354 in the towns of Andover, Bolton, Bozrah, Colchester, Columbia, East Haddam, Franklin, Hebron, Marlborough, Salem, and Windham

 

07/03/17                               Roving Patrols - Route 2, 6, 11, 32, 66, 82, 85, 87, 149, 203, 207, 316 and  354 in the towns of Andover, Bolton, Bozrah, Colchester, Columbia, East Haddam, Franklin, Hebron, Marlborough, Salem, and Windham





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