State police gear up for Memorial Day weekend enforcement
Connecticut State Police are preparing for an increased number of cars on local and highway roads this Memorial Day weekend.
Among the violations troopers will look for during their heightened enforcement period is drunk driving. It's part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled over campaign.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says 13,384 people died in impaired driving crashes in the United States in 2021, up 14% from 2020.
State police will conduct extra roving DUI patrols this weekend. There will also be a few sobriety checkpoints. Troopers stress designating a sober driver if you plan to drink.
Troopers will also crack down on speeding, distracted driving and not wearing a seatbelt. The Click It or Ticket campaign is also underway.
State police say if you spot dangerous driving, call 911 immediately.