Under the direction of Lt. Edward Gould, troopers from Connecticut State Police Troop C will be conducting additional DWI roving patrols during the late evening hours of Friday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 3.
This DWI enforcement project will primarily consist of Troop C personnel detecting and apprehending intoxicated drivers. Additionally, there will be a DWI spot check on Sept. 2, during the evening hours, located in the town of Ellington.
Lt. Gould, commanding officer of Troop C, would also like to advise motorists that in addition to DWI enforcement, troopers under his command will also be actively enforcing Connecticut’s motor vehicle laws, including but not limited to, speeding, illegal use of hand-held devices, seatbelt violations, and aggressive driving.
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Aggressive driving such as driving unreasonably close to other vehicles and speeding at excessive speeds, combined with failure to utilize safety restraints, needlessly claims the lives of motorists on Connecticut roadways each year.
The police will continue to utilize marked and unmarked patrol vehicles, and other resources at their disposal, to identify those operators that violate these laws. They will adhere to strict enforcement against these violators in order to ensure public safety on Connecticut roadways during this 2012 Labor Day holiday weekend timeframe.
For additional information, please contact the CSP Public Information Office at 860-685-8230.