More Speeding Tickets Issued Over Holiday Weekend

Aaron Kupec
May 26, 2020 - 11:37 am

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MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - The number of speeding tickets issued by state police over the long Memorial Day weekend increased by 62 percent, compared to the same period in 2019.

From Thursday evening through Tuesday morning, troopers issued 983 speeding citations, compared to 607 last year, according to statistics released Tuesday morning.

State police report an increase in speeding since traffic volumes dropped by around 50 percent thanks to COVID-19 restrictions.

In addition, troopers investigated fewer traffic crashes this year-- 175, compared to 341 last year. There were no fatalities on the roads patrolled by state police during the enforcement period.

State police made 33 arrests for driving under the influence over the weekend, compared to 20 arrests a year earlier.