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Here's When, Where Labor Day DUI Details Will Be In Connecticut

Connecticut State Police will be conducting DUI and other patrols throughout the holiday weekend.
Connecticut State Police will be conducting DUI and other patrols throughout the holiday weekend. Photo Credit: Flickr user UCI-UC Irvine

During the unofficial last weekend of summer, Connecticut State Troopers are reminding drivers to be smart, drive safe and be prepared for thousands of other vehicles on the roads.

They're also announcing they will be out in force to check for drunk and drugged drivers, as well as aggressive drivers.

To make sure all stay safe, they will begin extra patrols at midnight, Friday, Aug. 30 and continue through 11:59 p.m., Monday, Sept. 2.

“The priority of all operators should be arrival at their destination in a safe manner," said Col. Stavros Mellekas, commanding officer of the Connecticut State Police "Give yourself plenty of time to drive, plan for traffic delays and proceed with caution. Obeying the rules of the road is everyone’s responsibility."

Troopers said as always if you plan to drink, have a designated driver and to obey the Move Over Law which requires drivers to slow their speed limit and move over at least one lane for emergency vehicles as long as it is safe to do so. They also say to buckle up, drive at the speed limit, put down cellphones and focus on driving.

During the Labor Day 2018 weekend, troopers issued 1,314 tickets for speeding, 2,474 tickets for hazardous moving violations, 47 tickets for seatbelt violations and made 24 arrests for driving under the influence. Troopers also investigated 281 motor vehicle crashes, 63 with injury, and no fatalities.

Here's where troopers will be conducting roving patrols and DUI checkpoints:

TROOP A

  • Roving DUI patrols: 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 2.
  • DUI checkpoint on I-84 West on the Exit 18 off-ramp to Highland Avenue in Waterbury: 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.

TROOP B

  • Roving DUI patrols on Route 8 and Route 4 in Torrington, Goshen, and Sharon: 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30.
  • Roving DUI patrols on Route 8 and Route 44 in Winsted, Barkhamsted and New Hartford: 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.
  • Roving DUI patrols on Route 7 and Route 44 in North Canaan, Falls Village, and Norfolk: 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1.
  • Roving DUI patrols on Route 44 and Route 7 in Canaan and Salisbury: 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2.

TROOP C

  • Roving DUI patrols: 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 2.

TROOP D

  • Roving DUI patrols: 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 2.

TROOP E

  • Roving DUI patrols: 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, Sunday, Sept. 1 and Monday, Sept. 2.

TROOP F

  • Roving DUI patrols on Route 9 and I-95 in Guilford, Madison, Clinton, Westbrook, Oly Saybrook, Old Lyme, Essex, Chester, Deep River, Haddam, and Killingworth: 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. daily from Friday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 2.

TROOP G

  • Roving DUI patrols on I-95, I-91 and Route 34 in the New Haven area: 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30.
  • Roving DUI patrols on I-95, Route 8 and Route 25 in the Bridgeport, Stratford and Trumbull area: 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.
  • Roving DUI patrols on I-95 in the Stamford, Norwalk and Greenwich area and Route 7 in the Norwalk area: 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1.
  • Roving DUI patrols on the Merritt Parkway from the New York state line to Sikorsky Bridge: 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2.

TROOP H

  • Roving DUI patrols on I-84 and I-91 in Hartford, I-84 in West Hartford, East Hartford, Manchester, and Windsor: 7 pm. to 3 a.m. daily Friday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 2.

TROOP I

  • DUI checkpoint on the Route 40 connector at the intersection of Route 10: 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1. 
  • Roving DUI patrols on Route 8 from Shelton to Waterbury: 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1.

TROOP K

  • Roving DUI patrols: 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. daily Friday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 2.

TROOP L

  • Roving DUI patrols throughout the area from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30 to Monday, Sept. 2.

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