The Connecticut State Police have released statistics from the Fourth of July enforcement with the expectation that the weekend will be just as busy.
Since the start of the holiday enforcement period, which began Wednesday, July 3, at 7 p.m., officers have already responded to 2,642 calls for service.
Seventynine of these calls were for motor vehicle accidents, none of which were fatal, and only one resulted in serious injuries.
So far, there have been 23 arrests for driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
In total, 800 citations have been issued since the start of this enforcement period with 285 of those citations being issued for speeding, 26 for seatbelt violations, and 12 for distracted driving.
The roving patrols that were announced for the holiday will continue through the weekend.
If you find yourself in an emergency situation this holiday weekend, or you suspect someone else is in need, state police urge you to call 911.
Adam Hushin can be reached at 860-801-5046 or firstname.lastname@example.org.