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State Police Release DUI Patrol Info, Checkpoint Locations For Thanksgiving Week Details

Connecticut State Police.
Connecticut State Police. Photo Credit: File

With tens of thousands of travelers driving through Connecticut during the Thanksgiving week, State Police are ramping up their plans to keep highways safe for all during the holiday rush.

Beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 21, just after midnight, and running through Sunday, Nov. 25 at 11:59 p.m., state police will supplement its normal routine patrol personnel with additional Troopers throughout the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Across the state, Troopers will patrol roads and highways across Connecticut focusing on aggressive drivers, unsafe drivers and drunk drivers.

In addition, the state police – in cooperation with the State Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – will conduct a Seatbelt Enforcement Wave from Monday, Nov. 19, through Sunday, Nov. 26. This will run concurrently with the State Police Thanksgiving week enforcement.

Connecticut residents are asked to be a part of the public safety solution by obeying traffic laws: don’t follow too closely to cars around you, drive the speed limit, stay off your cell phone while driving. If you plan to consume alcohol, please do not drive; designate a driver for everyone’s safety.

Residents should remind all young people, especially college students returning home for the holiday weekend, of the laws regarding alcohol consumption and drinking and driving.

Patrol Troopers will use traditional and non-traditional patrol cars to observe traffic and issue tickets to reckless and distracted drivers. A reminder to all drivers: anyone who is consuming alcohol should never get behind the wheel.

If you see a suspected drunk driver or a reckless driver, please call 911, as this is a true emergency.

The following Roving Patrols and DUI Spot Checks are planned:

Troop A, Southbury

Wednesday, Nov. 21

10 p.m. to 4 a.m.  - Roving DUI enforcement patrols, Interstate 84 Danbury to Waterbury.

Saturday, Nov. 24

10 p.m. to 4 a.m.  - Roving DUI enforcement patrols, Interstate 84 Danbury to Waterbury.

Troop B, North Canaan

Wednesday, Nov. 21

Roving DUI enforcement patrols on Route 7, Route 63 and Route 44 in Canaan, Salisbury and Norfolk.

Friday, Nov. 23

Roving DUI enforcement patrols on Route 8, Route 202 and Route 44 in Winsted, Barkhamsted and New Hartford.

Troop D, Danielson

Wednesday, Nov. 21

10 p.m. to 4 a.m. - Roving DUI enforcement patrols.

Saturday, Nov. 24

10 p.m. to 4 a.m. - Roving DUI enforcement patrols.

Troop F, Westbook

Wednesday, Nov. 21

10 p.m. to 4 a.m. – Roving DUI enforcement patrols in Troop F area.

Friday, Nov. 23

Spot Check – to be conducted on Route 153 in Essex. The BAT mobile will be present for this event.

Saturday, Nov. 24

10 p.m. to 4 a.m. – Roving DUI enforcement patrols In Troop F area.

Troop G, Bridgeport

Wednesday, Nov. 21

10 p.m. to 4 a.m. - Interstate 95, Interstate 91 and Route 34 in the greater New Haven area.

Friday, Nov. 23

10 p.m. to 4 a.m. - Interstate 95, Route 8 and Route 25 in the Bridgeport/Stratford/Trumbull area.

Troop H, Hartford

Wednesday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 25 – Troop H Trooper will conduct roving patrols for DUI enforcement on Interstate 84 and Interstate 91.

Troop I, Bethany

Wednesday, Nov. 21

10 p.m. to 4 a.m. – Roving DUI enforcement patrols on InterstateI-91 in the area of I-691 in Meriden.

Friday, Nov. 23

10 p.m. to 4 a.m. - Roving DUI enforcement patrols on Route 8 in the Shelton, Ansonia and Derby areas.

Troop K, Colchester

Roving DUI Enforcement Patrols:

Wednesday, Nov. 21 – Between 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. – Patrol the area in and around Lebanon, Bozrah, Franklin and Windham (Route 6, Interstate 384).

Wednesday, Nov. 21 from 10 p.m. to Nov. 22 at 4 a.m., Spot Check at Route 6 in the area of Route 6 and Ridge Drive in Windham.

Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 – Between 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. – Patrol the area in and around Colchester, Salem, East Haddam (Route 2 and Route 85).

Troop L, Litchfield

Wednesday, Nov. 21 through Saturday, Nov.24

Roving DUI patrols on Route 8 between exits 37 and 42, Routes 6 & 64 in Woodbury, Routes 202 & 254 in Litchfield, Routes 7 & 341 in Kent, Routes 63 & 109 in Morris, Routes 45 & 47 in Washington, Routes 132 & 61 Bethlehem, Route 4 in Burlington & Harwinton, Route 72 in Harwinton.

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