Troopers to provide roving patrols in Greater New Haven area this holiday weekend

State police will have extra troopers on duty this Thanksgiving weekend to identify operators driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, officials said in a release.

From Nov. 22 to Nov. 26, Troop I will conduct roving DUI patrols during the evening on Route 15 in the North Haven area, Interstate 91 in the North Haven area, Interstate 691 in Meriden and Route 8 in the Shelton area. On Nov. 24, Troop I will also conduct a spot check on Interstate 91 in the area of Exit 6 in New Haven from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., according to the release.

During the roving DUI patrols and spot checks, troopers will stop motor vehicles for moving and equipment violations as part of a continuing effort to identify motorists who are operating vehicles under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, police said. Troopers will remain extremely vigilant in their DUI enforcement effort and effort to keep everyone safe this holiday weekend, the release said.