State police announce New Year's holiday DUI patrols

Connecticut State Police have announced that troopers will be out StatePoliceLogoin force for the entire New Year’s holiday, and that they will be assigned to focus attention to areas where DUI violations and alcoholrelated crashes take place. Sobriety checkpoints will also be set up at various locations across Connecticut, according to a press release issued by the State Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

In the Fairfield area, state police will be conducting roving patrols on I-95 between exits 22 and 46 on Jan 2, and between exits 12 and 40 on Jan. 3.

The New Year’s Holiday operation will start at midnight Dec. 30, according to the release, and continue to Jan. 2 at midnight. The police are reminding all motorists who drink, not to drive, and to designate a sober, non-drinking driver before partaking in any celebration.

“The most important job for motorists is to follow all traffic laws to stay safe. Paying attention on the roads, as well as driving sober, are vital reminders to avoid accidents this holiday and at all times,” noted Dora B. Schriro, the department’s commissioner.

The department urges people to call 911 to report reckless or suspected drunk drivers, to “help us to keep the roads and highways safe this New Year’s Holiday.”

 

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