Connecticut police stepping up patrols for holiday weekend

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police are stepping up patrols throughout New Year’s Weekend.

Police say additional troopers will be on hand until 11:59 p.m. on Monday. Police will be on the lookout for impaired drivers and working to reduce the number of crashes and accidents.

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Police say they investigated more than 100 accidents between 12:01 a.m. on Friday and 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, including one fatal crash on Route 8 in Trumbull.

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Police made 12 arrests for driving under the influence and handed out nearly 270 speeding violations.

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