State Police Thanksgiving 2020 Holiday Road Stats

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(November 27, 2020) – Thanksgiving Holiday Enforcement by State Troopers began at 12:01
a.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2020.
Since then, the Connecticut State Police has responded to approximately 2,862 Calls For
Service. Of those calls, 153 were reported as motor vehicle collisions. There was (1) one fatal motor
vehicle accident which resulted in (2) two fatalities.

Troopers also responded to a total of 106 motorist assists and issued 179 citations for various
hazardous driving behaviors. Thus far, Troopers arrested 9 individuals for operating a vehicle under the
influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
Troopers continue to encourage Connecticut motorists to contact 9-1-1 if you observe suspected
drunk drivers and suspected reckless drivers, as this is a true emergency.

Written by: Mike Minarsky

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