State Cops Give Almost 1K Tickets to Drivers April 22-26

The most frequent charge when police handed out tickets in an enforcement campaign around Mansfield last week: speeding.

State police patrols and sobriety checkpoints from Tuesday through Saturday conducted an enforcement campaign in and around Mansfield in which they gave out 983 tickets to drivers, but none for driving while intoxicated.

The most frequent charge: speeding.

Here's a news release issued Monday by state police:

The Connecticut State Police UConn spring weekend motor vehicle enforcement campaign ran from April 22 to 26 [Tuesday to Saturday].

Troopers were stationed at sobriety checkpoints; additional troopers patrolled roads in Mansfield and the surrounding communities.

During this operation troopers utilized the State Police Bat Mobile (BREATH ALCOHOL TESTING unit) that was staged strategically at the sobriety checkpoint on Route 44 near Route 195.

The State Police Traffic Services Unit made 983 motor vehicle arrests in four days of enforcement. During this same event last year (2013), State Police issued 1,200 (infractions, summons and criminal arrest) during six days of enforcement.

Following are details:

Seatbelt Violations — 74
Suspended License — 5
Uninsured — 3
Speeding — 345
Reckless Driving — 1
Drug Arrests — 2
Other MV arrests — 390
Cell phone usage — 158
Distracted Driving — 5

The State Police Traffic Services Unit conducted roving enforcement over the four days, including a stationary sobriety checkpoint on Rte 195 just north of Rte 320. No DUI arrests were made.


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