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Here Are The Police Sobriety Checkpoints For Labor Day Weekend

Need to know where the police will be doing roving patrols and sobriety checks? Check it out.

 

State Police will be conducting roving patrols and sobriety checks throughout this Labor Day Weekend to crack down on drunk drivers, speeders, people who don’t wear seatbelts and distracted drivers.

“Our troopers will do their part to enhance the safety of all on the roads and highways of Connecticut,” said State Police Colonel Danny Stebbins.

The full list of roving patrols and sobriety checkpoints throughout the state, starting with the local spots first, are as follows:

Eastern Connecticut

September 1

Roving Patrols: Routes 2, 2a, 12, 164, 165, 214, and Interstates 95 and 395 in towns of East Lyme, Groton, Lisbon, New London, North Stonington, Stonington, Waterford, Norwich, Montville, Preston, and Griswold

DUI Sobriety Checkpoints: Routes 2a/32, Route 85 and Beckwith Road and Route 163 and Interstate 395. This will be in conjunction with the Breath Alcohol Testing Mobil Unit.

Roving Patrols: Routes 2, 66, and Interstate 394 at Routes 6, and 44, Route 6 at Route 66 and Route 32 at Route 2 to include towns of Marlborough, Bolton, Columbia, and Bozrah.

Roving Patrols: Routes 6, 12, 14, 44, 97, 169, 197, 198, and Interstate 395 in Killingly, Brooklyn, Thompson, Woodstock, Chaplin, Hampton, Eastford, Sterling, Putnam, and Pomfret

Roving Patrols: Routes 32, 44, 74, 83, 190 and Interstate 84 including towns of Stafford, Tolland, Ellington Mansfield, Willington, Somers, Union, and Ashford

 

September 2

DUI Sobriety Checkpoint: Route 83 near “Big Y” Plaza in Ellington

Central Connecticut

September 1

Roving Patrols: Interstate 84 east and westbound, west of Interstate 91, Route 66 in Middlefield

Sobriety Checkpoints: Interstate 91 Exit 6 on-ramp in New Haven

 

September 2

Roving Patrols: Interstate 91 north and southbound, north of Interstate 84, to include Route 291; Interstate 91 within troop I patrol area

 

September 3

Roving Patrols: Interstate 91 north and southbound, south of Interstate 84

Western Connecticut

September 1

DUI Sobriety Checkpoint: Route 6 at the Plymouth/Bristol town line

Roving Patrols: Route 8 in towns of Watertown, Torrington, Litchfield and Harwinton; Interstate 95 between New Haven & Stamford; and Route 25 and Route 8 between Bridgeport, Trumbull, Shelton; Route 8 and Interstate 84 exit 18 to exit 23 in the greater Waterbury area; Route 8 Limited Access Highway and Route 4 in Winsted, Barkhamsted, and New Hartford

 

September 2

Roving Patrols: Route 8 in towns of Watertown, Torrington, Litchfield and Harwinton; Interstate 95 between New Haven & Stamford; and Route 25 and Route 8 between Bridgeport, Trumbull, Shelton; Route 8 and Interstate 84 exit 18 to exit 23 in the greater Waterbury area; Route 7 and Route 44 in North Canaan, Falls Village and Norfolk

 

September 3

Roving Patrols: Route 44, Route 202, Route 219, and in Torrington, New Hartford, and Barkhamsted; Route 8 and Interstate 84 exit 18 to exit 23 in the greater Waterbury area

Jim Braun September 01, 2012 at 02:53 PM
It seems like making this public knowledge would have a negative impact on the intended effect of having checkpoints.
Bob Torcello September 02, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Totally irresponsible putting this here. What is the point of it? So the guilty can by-pass the checkpoints? NOT impressed with the PATCH!!!
Susan Barr September 02, 2012 at 03:23 AM
I agree, kind of silly to tell where they will be! It's not necessarily Patch's fault though. The State should not release that information.
Sarah C September 02, 2012 at 11:21 AM
I believe that the rationale for posting the checkpoints goes like this: If a driver knows he/she will most likely pass through a checkpoint on the way home, they will probably drink less, or wait longer to sober up before driving. Of course, there will be a few that will try to take back roads home, but chances are that the local police will be looking for them.
Idiocracy September 05, 2012 at 03:00 PM
For thos above not familiar with the laws pertaining to sobriety checkpoints... "The State Police Administration and Operations Manual provides guidelines for conducting sobriety checkpoints on state highways. Among other things, checkpoints must be operated under a specific plan; notice of the operation must be provided to the press at least three days in advance; and supervising officers must ensure that drivers are asked the same initial questions." - http://www.cga.ct.gov/2010/rpt/2010-R-0093.htm

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