CONNECTICUT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SOBRIETY CHECKPOINTS AND ROVING DUI PATROLS
May 26, 2018
Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. It is also a heavy driving weekend and, like most holiday weekends, a heavy drinking weekend. For those reasons, the Connecticut State Police have announced the following sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols. Please do not use this information to plan where your drunk-driving routes. Instead, take it for what it is supposed to be: the police will be everywhere this weekend, so monitor your drinking and be careful with your driving in all regards. This is only the State Police. Local police departments could have their own check points. There will be more than just drunk-driving on the roads; there will be a lot of speeding, reckless and inattentive driving with the high volume of traffic. Additionally, DUI is just one of many alcohol-related crimes. Domestic violence, breach of peace, assaults and more sometimes come in the wake of alcohol.
Excerpted from the State Police's press release, here are the sobriety checkpoints (click the link to locate the roving patrols; I didn't include them because they are just about everywhere).
05/25/18 DUI Sobriety Checkpoint – Route 67 at the intersection of Mountain Road in Oxford. This is in conjunction with the Breath Alcohol Testing Mobile Unit
05/26/18 DUI Sobriety Checkpoint – Route 2 at Wheeler High School in North Stonington This is in conjunction with the Breath Alcohol Testing Mobile Unit
05/27/18 DUI Sobriety Checkpoint – Interstate 84 Hartford eastbound and westbound exit 46 on-ramp. This is in conjunction with the Breath Alcohol Testing Mobile Unit