Nearly 10K calls for service during CT holiday enforcement

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Connecticut State Police have responded to 9,458 calls for service since troopers started holiday enforcement last week to keep the roadways safe.

Enforcement began Friday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. and continues through New Year’s Day.

Other than the calls for service, troopers also helped 411 motorists, responded to 610 accidents, made 45 driving under the influence arrests and issued 398 citations for speeding.

Of the 610 crashes, 101 of them led to injuries, one in Westbrook resulted in a serious injury and there were three fatal crashes — one in Hartford, another in Windham and the third in Bethany.

Troopers have issued 1,257 hazardous moving violations, including unsafe lane changing and following too closely.

During the 2018 holiday enforcement, troopers issued 659 tickets for speeding, 46 for hazardous moving violations, 14 seat belt tickets and arrested 55 people on DUI-related charges.

Also during the 2018 enforcement — from 12:01 a.m. Dec. 21, 2018, through 11:59 p.m. Dec. 26, 2018 — troopers responded to 550 traffic accidents, 60 of which results in injuries and three of which led to fatalities.