State police respond to 310 accidents during holiday weekend
Published 11:36 am, Tuesday, July 5, 2011
State police responded to 310 accidents during the four-day stretch of amped up enforcement for the Fourth of July holiday.
Lt. J. Paul Vance said 44 of the accidents resulted in injuries. There were no fatalities.
State police stepped up patrols starting at midnight on July 1 in an effort to make the holiday weekend a safe one for all residents of Connecticut, according to Vance.
Police issued 255 seat belt violations and 2,005 speeding tickets. They arrested 77 people for drunk driving.
The statistics were released Tuesday morning.