State Police to ramp up DUI enforcement during holidays

- FILE - Connecticut State Police cruiser (WTNH / Noelle Gardner)

(WTNH) — Connecticut State Police announced Monday an increased effort will be made to prevent injuries stemming from driving under the influence.

Police say roving DUI patrols will be conducted during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday weekends.

According to police, contributing factors of these incidents include driving under the influence, speeding, distracted driving and failure to use occupant resistant systems.

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The patrols will be active on Dec. 22 through Dec. 26 and again from Dec. 29 through Jan. 1.

Officials also reminding drivers to stay attentive while driving, to designate a sober driver, and to always buckle up.

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