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Troop F Officers to Target Drunk Driving This Memorial Day

Additional patrols out of the Westbrook barracks will also focus on distracted drivers and seatbelt usage.

Connecticut State Police at the Troop F barracks in Westbrook will conduct an “aggressive” enforcement operation over the coming Memorial Day holiday weekend, targeting drunk drivers along with other motor vehicle violations that pose a safety risk to drivers.

Additional officers from the Troop F barracks will work throughout the holiday weekend in an effort to ensure the highest possible degree of safety for motorists during the holiday period, state police said.

Lieutenant Edward Bednarz, the commanding officer of Troop F, also is advising motorists that in addition to aggressive enforcement of Connecticut drunk driving laws, troopers will strictly enforce the state’s seatbelt and distracted driving laws, along with other motor vehicle laws during this enforcement operation.

Excessive speed, intoxicated drivers and the lack of seat belts by drivers and their passengers needlessly claim the lives of motorists on Connecticut roadways every year, Bednarz said in a prepared statement issued today. “We will continue to utilize all of the resources at our disposal to identify those operators who violate these laws and will take strict enforcement action against them.”

State troopers assigned to the Troop F Barracks handle traffic enforcement and emergencies on all of Interstate 95 through the towns of Guilford, Madison, Clinton, Westbrook, Old Saybrook and Old Lyme, as well as Route 9 from I-95 in Old Saybrook to Cromwell. State Troopers also handle all police service for the towns of Westbrook, Old Lyme, Lyme, Killingworth, Essex, Deep River, Chester, Haddam, Durham and Middlefield.

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