State Police release early statistics for Labor Day Weekend

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MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — State Police release early set of statistics for the holiday weekend.

According to State Police, the enforcement period started at 12:01 a.m. Friday, September 1st and will continue until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5th.

Authorities say during the holiday weekend, troopers are focusing on drunken driving violations, aggressive drivers, distracted drivers and speeding.They say sobriety checkpoints and targeted DUI patrols are in place over the entire Labor Day weekend.

Officials say Troopers are using both traditional and non-traditional patrol cars.

The statistics below cover the time period from 12:01 a.m. on Friday September 1st to 8 a.m. Sunday September 3rd:

  • Speeding: 515
  • Seat Belt Violations: 22
  • Total Moving Violations: 1295
    (Including unsafe lane change, following too closely, cell phone, texting, etc.):
  • DUI Arrests: 26
  • Accidents investigated: 221
  • Accidents with injury: 34
  • Fatal Accidents: 0

Below are the statistics from the State Police’s 2016 Labor Day Weekend Enforcement:

  • Speeding: 1699
  • Seat belt violations: 165
  • Total moving violations: 3,552
    (Including unsafe lane change, following too closely, cell phone, texting, etc.)
  • DUI Arrests: 51
  • Accidents investigated: 283
  • Accidents with injury: 43
  • Fatal Accidents: 0