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State Police Target Drunken Drivers on Thanksgiving

Connecticut State Police will be patrolling state roads and setting up sobriety checkpoints during the holiday weekend.

Connecticut State Police plan to supplement their normal routine patrol personnel with additional troopers over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Troopers will patrol all roads and highways across Connecticut and will focus on drunk drivers and target aggressive and unsafe drivers.

In a press release, state police said Thanksgiving eve and Thanksgiving Day are without any doubt the busiest traffic days of the year. 

Troopers will man sobriety checkpoints and roving DUI patrols will also be set up to target DUI problem areas across the state throughout the entire weekend. Some of the targeted roads include Interstate 95 and Route 15.

Uniformed troopers will use non-traditional patrol cars to observe traffic and issue tickets to reckless distracted drivers.

A reminder to all drivers, that anyone who is consuming alcohol should never get behind the wheel. 

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

Here is the schedule:

Troop G

11/21/12 Roving Patrols on Interstate 95 between New Haven and Stamford and Routes 8 and 25 between Bridgeport, Trumbull and Shelton

11/23/12 Roving Patrols on Interstate 95 between New Haven and Stamford and Routes 8 and 25 between Bridgeport, Trumbull and Shelton

11/24/12 Roving Patrols on Interstate 95 between New Haven and Stamford and Routes 8 and 25 between Bridgeport, Trumbull and Shelton

 

Troop B

11/22/12 Roving Patrols on Routes 8 and 4 in towns of Goshen and Torrington

11/23/12 Roving Patrols on Routes 8 and 44 in towns of Winsted, Barkhamsted and New Hartford

11/24/12   Roving Patrols on Route 7 and 44 in towns of North Canaan, Falls Village and Norfolk

11/25/12   Roving Patrols on Routes 44, 202 and 219 in towns of Torrington, New Hartford and Barkhamsted

Troop L

11/21/12   Roving Patrols on Route 8 in Thomaston/Watertown patrol area

11/21/12   DUI Sobriety Checkpoint at Waterbury Road and Route 262 in Thomaston and the Watertown town line

Troop A

11/21/12 Roving Patrols in greater Waterbury area

11/22/12 Roving Patrols in greater Waterbury area

11/23/12 Roving Patrols in greater Waterbury area

11/24/12 Roving Patrols in greater Waterbury area

11/25/12 Roving Patrols in greater Waterbury area

Troop H  

11/21/12 Roving Patrols on Routes 2, 9, 72 and Interstates 84, 91, 291 and 384

11/23/12 Roving Patrols on Routes 2, 9, 72 and Interstates 84, 91, 291 and 384

11/24/12   Roving Patrols on Routes 2, 9, 72 and Interstates 84, 91, 291 and 384

Troop I

11/23/12   Roving Patrols on Route 15 and Interstate 91

11/24/12   Roving Patrols on Route 8 and Interstate 91

Troop F

11/22/12 Roving Patrols on Routes 9, 66 and Interstate 95

11/23/12 Roving Patrols on Routes 9, 66 and Interstate 95

11/24/12 Roving Patrols on Routes 9, 66 and Interstate 95

11/24/12   DUI sobriety checkpoint on Route 66 in the vicinity of Jacksonville Road in Middlefield this will be in conjunction with the Breath Alcohol Testing Mobile Unit

Troop C  

11/21/12   Roving patrols, on Routes 32, 44, 74, 83, 190 and Interstate 84 in towns of Stafford, Tolland, Ellington, Mansfield, Willington, Somers, Union, and Ashford

11/23/12 Roving patrols, on Routes 32, 44, 74, 83, 190 and Interstate 84 in towns of Stafford, Tolland, Ellington, Mansfield, Willington, Somers, Union, and Ashford

Troop D

11/21/12   Roving Patrols on Routes 6, 12, 14, 44, 97, 169, 197, 198, Interstate 395 in Killingly, Brooklyn, Thompson, Woodstock, Chaplin, Hampton, Eastford, Sterling, Putnam, and Pomfret

11/23/12   Roving Patrols on Routes 6, 12, 14, 44, 97, 169, 197, 198, Interstate 395 in Killingly, Brooklyn, Thompson, Woodstock, Chaplin, Hampton, Eastford, Sterling, Putnam, and Pomfret

11/24/12   Roving Patrols on Routes 6, 12, 14, 44, 97, 169, 197, 198, Interstate 395 in Killingly, Brooklyn, Thompson, Woodstock, Chaplin, Hampton, Eastford, Sterling, Putnam, and Pomfret

11/25/12   Roving Patrols on Routes 6, 12, 14, 44, 97, 169, 197, 198, Interstate 395 in Killingly, Brooklyn, Thompson, Woodstock, Chaplin, Hampton, Eastford, Sterling, Putnam, and Pomfret

Troop E 11/21/12   Roving Patrols in Routes 2, 2A,12, 164, 165, 214, and Interstates 95 and 395 in East Lyme, Griswold, Groton, Lisbon, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Preston, Stonington, and Waterford

11/22/12   Roving Patrols in Routes 2, 2A,12, 164, 165, 214, and Interstates 95 and 395 in East Lyme, Griswold, Groton, Lisbon, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Preston, Stonington, and Waterford

11/23/12   Roving Patrols in Routes 2, 2A, 12, 164, 165, 214, and Interstates 95 and 395 in East Lyme, Griswold, Groton, Lisbon, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Preston, Stonington and Waterford

Troop  K  

11/21/12 Roving Patrols on Routes 2, 6 and 11 in towns of Salem, Bozrah, Franklin, East Haddam, Colchester, Lebanon, Windham, East Hampton, Marlborough, Hebron, Columbia, Portland, Andover, Bolton

11/23/12 Roving Patrols on Routes 2, 6 and 11 in towns of Salem, Bozrah, Franklin, East Haddam, Colchester, Lebanon, Windham, East Hampton, Marlborough, Hebron, Columbia, Portland, Andover, Bolton

11/24/12   DUI Sobriety Checkpoint Route 16 and Route 2 in Colchester

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