A Bristol man was the only person in Connecticut killed on Memorial Day weekend, state police reported Tuesday when they reported motor vehicle accident statistics for the holiday weekend.
The Connecticut State Police conducted a Memorial Day enforcement period, which began at midnight on Friday, May 25, and continued until midnight on Monday, May 28, according to a press release from spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance.
State police investigated 279 accidents, of which 57 resulted in injuries.
The lone fatal accident involved Sage Corliss, 34, who was struck by two cars just south of the Exit 30 off-ramp on Route 8 early Sunday morning.
Police also made 77 DWI arrests, cited 816 drivers for not wearing seatbelts and gave out 1,797 speeding tickets, the statistics detailed.
By comparison, during the Memorial Day weekend in 2011 the state police investigated 260 motor vehicles accidents and four fatal crashes. Troopers made 70 drunk driving arrests, issued 2,013 speeding tickets and 978 seatbelt tickets.
Connecticut State Troopers will continue enforcement efforts as the summer months begin, according to a press release from the state police.
The “Click It Or Ticket” Campaign, the first campaign of this summer season, will continue over the summer months. The goal of the state police enforcement effort is to rid the roads of aggressive and impaired and unsafe drivers, the press release noted.