New London’s Finest Clamp Down Memorial Weekend Stats

New London Police Department had a busy Memorial Weekend

The statistics are in for New London County Police Department and they had an eventful Weekend to say the least.  The great statistic is that only one fatality this weekend, as opposed to last year when there were 5 over the weekend.

New London County has one of the Highest number of drivers caught under the Influence.  This weekend was no different.  Here are the Stats:

The Connecticut State Police Memorial Day enforcement period began at midnight on Friday, May 25, and continued until midnight on Monday, May 28, according to a press release from Connecticut State Police Commanding Officer Lt. J. Paul Vance.

The enforcement efforts produced the following results:

  •  Total Accidents Investigated: 279
  • Accidents With Injuries: 57
  • DWI Arrests: 77
  • Seatbelt Arrests: 816
  • Speeding Arrests: 1,797

On Memorial Day Weekend in 2011, Connecticut State Police investigated 260 motor vehicles accidents and four fatal crashes. Troopers made 70 drunk driving arrests and issued 2,013 speeding tickets and 978 seatbelt tickets.

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