State police stepping up patrols this holiday weekend - WFSB 3 Connecticut

State police stepping up patrols this holiday weekend

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Connecticut State Police have been stepping up patrols to ensure drivers stay safe on the state's roads, highways and interstates this holiday weekend.

So far, state police said, there have been nearly 180 crashes on the roads. Of those crashes, 25 were reported to involve injuries, but none have been fatal.

In addition to the crashes, there have been 32 DUI arrests, 896 speeding violations and 48 seatbelt violations. There were 1,735 other hazardous moving violations.

More than 5,500 people have called state police for assistance since the statistics started being recorded at midnight Wednesday.

The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest travel times of the year. AAA is estimating nationwide holiday travel is up slightly from last year.

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