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State police release holiday travel stats

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Connecticut State Police have released information regarding holiday travel statistics on Connecticut's roads and highways.

According to CSP, there were 364 crashes on the roads. Of those, state police said, 38 injuries were reported and three crashes killed four people.

State police said they arrested 29 people and charged them with driving under the influence.

There were 451 speeding violations reported, and 17 people were cited for not wearing a seatbelt.

In addition, state police said, there were 857 reports of hazardous moving violations like following too closely and driving while distracted.

According to state police, holiday traffic was "higher than normal," and troopers are expected to step up enforcement on both the highways and secondary roads near New Year's Eve. Sobriety checkpoints will be set up to deter drunk driving, state police said.

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