MIDDLETOWN—The Connecticut State Police announced that they supplemented the normal patrol force with additional state troopers throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The operation began at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and concluded on Sunday at 11:59 p.m.
Troopers patrolled roads and highways across Connecticut, focusing on drunken driving violations and aggressive driving.
The state police announced 1,204 speeding arrests, and increase of almost 100 from the same period in 2014. Police also announced 432 seatbelt violations (314 in 2014) with 3,160 hazardous moving violations including unsafe lane changes, following too closely, cell phone usage, texting, and failure to signal (3,538 in 2014), 46 DUI arrests (52 in 2014), 513 accidents investigated with 59 injuries and one fatality. In 2014, the police investigated 934 accidents with 97 injuries and one fatality.