December 1, 2014

Connecticut State Police report 665 accidents, 25 DUI arrests during holiday enforcement

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Connecticut State Police say they've responded to 665 car crashes and arrested 25 people for driving under the influence during beefed-up enforcement during the Thanksgiving holiday period.
Extra patrols began early Tuesday morning and will continue through Sunday night.
Troopers say 88 accidents involved injuries and one person died. Police say 29-year-old Luis Contreras of Norwalk was killed Tuesday when his car crashed on Route 7 in Norwalk. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
State police say they're targeting drunken drivers and aggressive drivers.
Troopers say they've issued nearly 890 speeding tickets and nearly 300 tickets for failure to wear seat belts. They've also cited nearly 2,600 drivers for hazardous moving violations including tailgating and illegal cell phone use while driving.


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The acronyms DUI, DWI, OMVI and OVI all refer to the same thing: operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The most commonly used terms are DUI, an acronym for Driving Under the Influence, and DWI, an acronym for Driving While Impaired.
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