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Connecticut State Police Report No Fatalities Over New Year's Holiday

Connecticut State Police reported no fatal accidents over the New Year's holiday.
Connecticut State Police reported no fatal accidents over the New Year's holiday. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Connecticut State Police reported no fatal accidents throughout Fairfield County and all of Connecticut with its increased patrols during the New Year's holiday, police officials said.

Authorities stepped up patrols with targeted enforcement and sobriety checkpoints beginning Monday, Dec. 30, and running through midnight Thursday, Jan. 2, according to State Police.

In all, 84 accidents were investigated, 18 of which had injuries. Police also issued 560 speeding tickets, 16 seatbelt tickets, 1,040 moving violations and made 18 DUI arrests, according to State Police.

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