The Waterford Police Department joined more than 13,000 law enforcement agencies in a nationwide crackdown on driving under the influence violators through the Labor Day holiday weekend.
From August 29 through September 2, 2013, Waterford Police Department enhanced its Patrol Division night time strength, by assigning one or two additional Officers between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. to specifically to target DUI enforcement, as well as seatbelt, speeding and other motor vehicle violations.
Over a 5-day period, Waterford Police made 3 DUI Arrests and issued 66 Citations for various Motor Vehicle Violations during their stepped-up effort to enhance public safety and save lives.
This campaign is part of the Federal Highway Safety Program in accordance with the 2012 Fiscal Year Connecticut Highway Safety Strategic Plan.
Connecticut State Police Statistics
The Connecticut State Police utilized unmarked and marked patrol vehicles, as well as additional manpower, to increase public safety on the highways and secondary roads.
For the purposes of reporting the statistics for this holiday weekend, the “weekend” began on Friday, 08/30/2013, at 12:01 a.m. and ran through Monday, 9/02/2013, at 11:59 p.m.
Compared to 2012, this year there were fewer accidents, although there were three fatalities over the recent holiday weekend compared to just one last year. There were also fewer arrests for DUI and speeding this year, although the number of arrests for other moving violations increased over 2012.
The total Labor Day Weekend enforcement 2013:
- 1,513 speeding violations
- 237 seat belt violations
- 3,513 other violations (hazardous moving, cell phone usage, etc.)
- 50 arrests for driving under the influence
Motor vehicle accidents:
- 259 total accidents
- 44 with injury
- 3 fatalities
2012 Labor Day Weekend State Police Statistics
- 281 Accidents
- 59 with injury
- 1 fatal
- 59 DUI Arrests
- 251 Seatbelt tickets
- 2,151 Speeding tickets
- 3,929 Hazardous Movement Violations
The Waterford Police Department urges all motorists to voluntarily participate in safe responsible motor vehicle operation, and remember – DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!