Police crack down on drunk driving after concerts

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Hartford police cracked down on drunk drivers Saturday night, focusing much of their efforts around a big concert in the capital city.

Thousands gathered in Hartford for the Jason Aldean country music concert. The event is happened at the Comcast Theater and based on what News 8 saw, it looked like pre-music festivities were in full swing with many opting to tailgate with alcoholic beverages.

“We always come with one sober driver,” said John Rossi, of Enfield, “every group of friends has to have at least one person that doesn’t drink.”

Although there was a lot of traffic leading into the concert venue, crowds appeared to be under control during News 8’s time in the neighborhood. We saw Hartford police out in force on patrol, in some cases writing tickets, and directing traffic.

State police say  they to are also getting in on the effort to make sure people remain safe. They brought in additional manpower to the capital city and we were told planed to conduct stepped up enforcement of DUI and other motor vehicle violations around exit 33 on i91.

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