Troopers with the Connecticut State Police responded to over 6,200 calls for service over Labor Day weekend in a busy end-of-summer enforcement that netted 41 arrests for driving under the influence.
The weekend enforcement, which ran from 12:01 a.m. on Friday through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, included enhanced patrols on state roads. During the four-day effort, police responded to 6,296 total calls for service in all. Troopers responded to 406 accidents during that time including investigating fatal crashes in Shelton and Meriden.
The enforcement also led to troopers issuing 515 tickets for speeding, citing 19 people for seatbelt violations and charging 282 others in various traffic violations.
In Rhode Island, state police records show that Hope Valley barracks of the Rhode Island State Police charged two people with driving under the influence over the weekend including a West Warwick resident and Hope Valley man. The arrests were among about a dozen reported by state police over the weekend.
According to police, troopers charged 40-year-old John Dalton, of 4 Soaphouse Lane, Hope Valley, on charges of driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol content of .15 or greater. He was held overnight, arraigned before a justice of the peace and later released, state police said.
— Jason Vallee