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Hundreds head to the beach Memorial Day weekend

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Hundreds head to the beach Memorial Day weekend (WFSB) Hundreds head to the beach Memorial Day weekend (WFSB)
MADISON, CT (WFSB) -

The gorgeous summer-like weather continued on Sunday, where hundreds got in a good beach day.

The beach was packed at Hammonasset Beach State Park on Sunday, where people were getting in some sunshine before the rainy Memorial Day.

"We just love what the beach does to families. It brings them together and makes everybody a kid again,” said Brian King of Brooklyn.

Families were enjoying the sun and the sand on Sunday, getting ready for summer.

While the beach was hot, the water was pretty chilly. Some took the plunge, but most just dipped their toes.

"That water is so cold,” said Summer Larkins, of Oklahoma City.

Sunday’s warmth and sun will lead to rain on Monday for Memorial Day.

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While families celebrated the weekend, police were cracking down and making sure everyone was driving safely.

Last Memorial Day weekend, Connecticut State Police responded to 285 crashes. So far this weekend, the number is up to 316, including one deadly crash.

Troopers have also handed out more than 700 seatbelt violations, nearly 1,000 speeding tickets and 38 driving while intoxicated tickets.

Police will have extra patrols and DUI checkpoints throughout the weekend.

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