CT State Police: 1,841 calls for service during Thanksgiving weekend so far

State police have made eight driving under the influence arrests in the first 24 hours of the agency’s Thanksgiving holiday enforcement.

State police have made eight driving under the influence arrests in the first 24 hours of the agency’s Thanksgiving holiday enforcement.

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Since Connecticut State Police began its Thanksgiving holiday traffic enforcement on Wednesday, there have been more than 1,800 calls for service and eight driving under the influence arrests.

State police said between 12:00 a.m. Wednesday and 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, troopers responded to 1,841 calls for service.

There were 45 speeding violations issued during that window, and 167 other “hazardous” violations, including unsafe lane change, cellphone usage and following to closely.

State police have responded to 138 crashes. State police said of those 138 crashes, only 10 saw injuries, none of which were serious.

There have been eight DUI arrests thus far, state police said.

In an effort to lessen the potential of impaired drivers getting behind the wheel this holiday season, the state Department of Transportation teamed up with Uber to provide a $10 coupon to anyone using the rideshare app in Connecticut. The code — SAVETHENIGHTCT — will save Connecticut residents $10 off an Uber ride between 5 p.m. Tuesday and 4 a.m. Jan. 14. The code will be accessible between the hours of 5 p.m. and 4 a.m. daily.