The Connecticut State Police and most other local police departments in the state, are stepping patrols this Labor Day weekend to target drunk drivers, speeders and distracted drivers.
The full list of roving patrols and sobriety checkpoints the state police will be conducting this weekend, starting with the local spots first, is as follows:
Sunday, 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
Monday, 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
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
Roving Patrols: Interstate 91 north and southbound, north of Interstate 84, to include Route 291; Interstate 91 within troop I patrol area
Roving Patrols: Interstate 91 north and southbound, south of Interstate 84
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
DUI Sobriety Checkpoint: Route 83 near “Big Y” Plaza in Ellington
Editor's note: This article by Groton Patch.