Connecticut Thanksgiving police statistics released


(WTNH) — The state of Connecticut released police statistics regarding this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Starting at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, there were increased patrols that concluded at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. State troopers patrolled Connecticut looking for drunk driving violations and aggressive drivers. There were also DUI checkpoints and roving patrols that were established.

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The final statistics from the holiday weekend were:

-Speeding violations: 1,007
-Seat belt violations: 450
-Other hazardous moving violations (unsafe lane change, following too closely, cell phone usage, texting, failure to signal): 2,991
-DUI arrests: 56
-Accidents investigates: 496
-Accidents with injury: 56
-Accidents with fatality: 2
-Total calls for service: 9,380
-Motorist assists: 421 stranded motorists including flat tires and broken down vehicles

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