State Police arrest 39 for DUI over Fourth of July holiday weekend

MIDDLETOWN — With record numbers of residents traveling over the weekend, Connecticut State Police were busy.

State police made a total of 39 DUI arrests, which already matches the total amount from 2016. As for accidents, police have had a total of 344 but none have resulted in any fatalities. Police have also clocked a total of 881 speeding violations and 1,895 total moving violations.

Police said state troopers are focusing on drunken driving violations, aggressive drivers, distracted drivers and speeding.  Sobriety checkpoints and targeted DUI patrols were also in place over the entire weekend.

Troopers will be out using both traditional and non-traditional patrol cars.  The enforcement period started at 12:01 a.m. on Friday and will run through 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday.