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State Police To Step Up Patrols For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving eve and day are two of the busiest traffic days of the year.

A press release from the Connecticut State Police:

The Connecticut State Police will supplement normal routine patrol personnel with additional Troopers over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Troopers will patrol all roads and highways across Connecticut and focus on drunk driving and target aggressive speeding drivers and unsafe operation.  

Thanksgiving eve and day are two of the busiest traffic days of the year. Motorists need to remember, not to follow too close, to slow down, stay off your cell phone, BUCKLE UP while driving, and report any suspected drunk drivers to police. 

Troopers will staff Sobriety checkpoints and conduct many targeted roving DUI patrols. Targeting DUI violators across the state throughout the entire weekend will enhance safety for all. The Connecticut State Police are committed to reducing crashes and making our roads safe for everyone. Troopers will be looking for the violators that cause accidents on Connecticut roads and highways. Every effort to reduce accidents is being taken but, Connecticut Residents are urged to be a part of the pubic safety solution.

Uniformed Troopers will use Non-traditional patrol cars to observe traffic and issuing tickets to reckless distracted drivers. A reminder to all drivers if you consume alcohol never get behind the wheel.

Commissioner Reuben Bradford said “Your Connecticut State Police will work very hard to keep our Connecticut roads and highways safe.  Help us reduce accidents, drive with extra caution this Thanksgiving holiday.  As we do our part through enforcement, please do your part by driving safely."

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