DUI checkpoints, other efforts stepped up for holiday

State police are putting more troopers on Connecticut?s highways for Labor Day weekend in anticipation of increased traffic.

Police say they?ll be looking out for speeding drivers, people not wearing seatbelts and drivers who get behind the wheel drunk.

State troopers are teaming up with local police departments to crack down on drunken drivers, an initiative that will be helped with extra DUI checkpoints. Random sobriety checkpoints will be set up in Bridgeport and Westport.

Troopers will also be using specialized decoders to catch underage drinkers using fake IDs.

State troopers say last Labor Day weekend they made 50 DUI arrests, issued more than 1,200 speeding tickets and wrote close to 300 tickets for seatbelt violations.

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