despp: Connecticut State Police Prepare for Labor Day Weekend
2017

Connecticut State Police Prepare for Labor Day Weekend


 
{Connecticut State Police Patch}

Dr. Dora B. Schriro
Commissioner
Colonel Alaric J. Fox
Deputy Commissioner
Division of State Police
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 31, 2017

Connecticut State Police Plan Increased Enforcement through Labor Day Weekend 


Middletown, CT. (August 31, 2017):  Over 35 million drivers are expected to travel across the United States this upcoming Labor Day Weekend, with the vast majority of them traveling by car. Connecticut State Troopers want to remind motorists to expect heavy traffic, exercise caution, allow extra time to reach their destination, don’t text and drive, set GPS destinations prior to traveling, and use a hands-free device when talking on your cellphone/mobile device while operating a vehicle. 

            Connecticut State Troopers will be concentrating their enforcement efforts on drunk driving, speeding, seatbelt violations, and distracted driving during the entire Labor Day Weekend September 1st through September 5th.  These dangerous driving behaviors claim the lives of our residents every year.

Troopers will utilize both traditional and nontraditional state police vehicles on the roads searching for reckless and intoxicated drivers.  Troopers will man sobriety checkpoints, increase roving patrols and utilize the State Police Breath Alcohol Testing Mobile Unit (BAT Mobile).  

            Enforcement efforts by Connecticut State Troopers will continue into the next week as more than half-a-million children continue to return to school across Connecticut, with many of those children typically walking or riding the bus to school.

Troopers remind ALL drivers to be especially vigilant watching for pedestrians during the before- and after-school hours. The afternoon hours are particularly dangerous for walking children – over the last decade nationally, nearly one-third of child pedestrian fatalities occurred between 3 and 7 p.m.

            Under Connecticut state law, it is mandatory that drivers stop for school buses that have their flashing red warning lights activated, whether they are approaching or following the school bus.  Failure to obey this law not only puts our children at great risk, but it carries a hefty penalty for drivers. Fines for passing a school bus that has its flashing red warning lights activated start at $465 for a first offense.

            A final reminder to all drivers: anyone who consumes alcohol should never get behind the wheel; establish a designated driver before your holiday weekend activities begin.  There are no second chances for first time offenders.  On a first offense an Ignition Interlock Device can be installed on your vehicle if you are arrested for DWI and your driver’s license is suspended.

            If you see a suspected drunk driver, or hazardous driver, call 911 as this is a true emergency.

During the 2016 Labor Day weekend, Connecticut State Police issued 1699 tickets for speeding, 165 for seatbelt violations, 3,552 tickets for moving violations and made 51 arrests for driving under the influence.  State Police investigated 283 motor vehicle crashes, 43 with injury, and 0 fatal motor vehicle accidents.


September 1, 2017

-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

 

-Roving Patrols - Interstates 95 and Routes 7, 8, 15 and 25 in Greater Troop G patrol area

 

-Roving Patrols – Route 8 Corridor between exit 43 in Torrington to the Massachusetts State Line in Colebrook Routes 44 and 7 in

 

-Roving Patrols – Interstates 84, 9, 291 and 384 and Routes 2, 9 5 and 15 within greater Troop H patrol area

 

-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

 

-DUI Sobriety Checkpoint – Country Farms II parking lot at 3049 Boston Post Road in Guilford. This will be in conjunction with the Guilford Police

 

-Roving Patrols - Interstate 95, and Routes 1 and 9 in Troop F patrol area

 

-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

 

-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, Groton City, East Lyme, Waterford, Stonington, North Stonington, and Montville

-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

-Roving Patrols – Interstate 84 in greater Waterbury area and greater Danbury area


September 2, 2017

-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

-DUI Sobriety Checkpoint – Interstate 91 north and southbound exit 3 off ramp in city of New Haven

 

-Roving Patrols - Interstate 84 in greater Waterbury area and greater Danbury area

-Roving Patrols – Route 8 Corridor between exit 43 in Torrington to the Massachusetts State Line in Colebrook Routes 44 and 7 in Canaan/Salisbury, Routes 202 and 44 in New Hartford, Routes 4 and 63 in Goshen and Routes 202 and 44 in Norfolk.

-Roving Patrols – Interstates 84, 91, 291 and 384 and Routes 2, 9 5 and 15 within greater Troop H patrol area

 

-Roving Patrols - Route 9 and Route 66 in Middlefield in Troop F patrol area

 

-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

 

-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, Groton City, East Lyme, Waterford, Stonington, North Stonington, and Montville

 

-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

 

-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


September 3, 2017

-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

 

-Roving Patrols - Interstates 95 and Routes 7, 8, 15 and 25 in Troop G patrol area

 

-Roving Patrols - Interstate 84 in greater Waterbury area and greater Danbury area

-Roving Patrols – Interstates 84, 91, 291 and 384 and Routes 2, 9 5 and 15 within greater Troop H patrol area

-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

-Roving Patrols - Interstate 95 and Route 1 and 9 in Troop F patrol area

 

-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

 

-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


-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, Groton City, East Lyme, Waterford, Stonington, North Stonington, and Montville


-DUI Sobriety Checkpoint – On route 16 near route 2. This will be in


conjunction with the Breath Alcohol Testing Mobile Unit

 

-Roving Patrols – Route 8 Corridor between exit 43 in Torrington to the Massachusetts State Line in Colebrook Routes 44 and 7 in Canaan/Salisbury, Routes 202 and 44 in New Hartford, Routes 4 and 63 in Goshen and Routes 202 and 44 in Norfolk.



September 4, 2017


-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


-Roving Patrols – Interstates 95 and Routes 7, 8, 15 and 25 in Troop G patrol area


-Patrols - Interstate 84 in greater Waterbury area and greater Danbury area Canaan/Salisbury, Routes 202 and 44 in New Hartford, Routes 4 and 63 in Goshen and Routes 202 and 44 in Norfolk.

-Roving Patrols – Route 8 Corridor between exit 43 in Torrington to the Massachusetts State Line in Colebrook Routes 44 and 7 in Canaan/Salisbury, Routes 202 and 44 in New Hartford, Routes 4 and 63 in Goshen and Routes 202 and 44 in Norfolk.


-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 Department and the Breath Alcohol Testing Mobile Unit.                                       


-Roving Patrols - Route 9 and Route 66 in Middlefield in Troop F patrol area


-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


 -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



September 5, 2017

-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

 

-Roving Patrols – Interstates 95 and Routes 7, 8, 15 and 25 in Troop G patrol area

 

-Roving Patrols – Interstate 95 and Routes 1 and 9 in Troop F patrol area

 

-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

 

-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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