The and the Connecticut State Police remind motorists that while enjoying themselves on summer vacation, with trips to the beach or other warm weather activities, the consumption of alcohol and/or drugs and the operation of a motor vehicle do not mix.
According to Chief Margaret Ackley of the New London Police Department “The combination of driving and drinking alcohol or using drugs becomes a deadly combination for far too many motorists. This combination could take your life, the life of another person in your vehicle or the lives of innocent motorists who are sharing the road with you. This risk appears to be one that no person could or would want to take; however, it still happens every night.”
The State of Connecticut has instituted stiff penalties to combat impaired driving including mandatory sentencing. According to Lieutenant Samuel Izzarelli, the Commanding Officer at Troop E “State and local law enforcement is committed to strict enforcement of the impaired driving laws. Our message is clear that driving under the influence will not be tolerated on Connecticut’s roadways.”
The New London Police Department and Connecticut State Police at Troop E in Montville will be joining in an effort to prevent DUI- related accidents, injuries and deaths by conducting DUI Sobriety Checkpoints and Roving DUI Patrols in and around the City of New London on the following date:
Saturday, July 14, 2012 And Sunday, July 15, 2012
In the area of Interstate 95, North and South Frontage Road, Huntington Street, Water Street, Eugene O’Neil Drive, Williams Street, Colman Street, and Broad Street in New London.
By detecting and arresting drunk drivers and deterring those who would otherwise drive under the influence, we can make the roadways in Connecticut safer for everyone.
For more information please contact the New London Police Department at (860) 447-5269.