Conn. police charge 31 with DUI

(AP) - Connecticut state police have charged more than 30 people with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs during beefed up enforcement for

HARTFORD - (AP) - Connecticut state police have charged more than 30 people with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs during beefed up enforcement for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Troopers said Friday morning that 31 people have been nabbed for DUI so far since extra troopers hit the highways at midnight Wednesday.

State police also have charged 522 people with speeding and 296 with seat belt violations. Troopers also have cited than 1,100 people for other moving violations.

There have been 147 accidents since midnight Wednesday. Two people died in accidents, and 16 accidents involved injuries.

Troopers will patrol roads and highway across the state throughout the weekend. Sobriety checkpoints will also be in place.

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