By Monday afternoon, Connecticut State Police have issued just over 2,000 tickets during their enforcement efforts to "ensure safety on all roads and highways in Connecticut" over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
The following is a tally of police activity as of Mon., July 4 at 4:15 p.m.*:
- Accidents investigated: 287 (211)
- Accidents with injury: 40 (29)
- Fatal accidents: 0 (0)
- Seat belt tickets issued: 201 (105)
- Speeding tickets issued: 1,853 (1,296)
- Drunken driving arrests: 70 (50)
*Figures in parentheses represent figures as of 3 p.m. on Sun., July 3.
According to State Police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance, "Troopers will be out in force the remainder of [Monday] evening." Enforcement efforts include sobriety checkpoints and additional patrols, he added.