Foley stated there have been greater than 4,000 requires service as of Saturday evening.
HARTFORD, Conn — In FOX61’s newest section of First and Best, Brian Foley with Connecticut’s Division of Emergency Companies and Public Safety mentioned how state police stepped up enforcement and patrols over the lengthy vacation weekend.
Foley stated there have been greater than 4,000 requires service as of Saturday evening. He stated state police issued about 330 tickets on Connecticut highways, there have been 11 DUIs, and state police assisted 264 drivers on the roadside.
“That being stated, the large information out the weekend was that there have been six fatalities and 5 accidents, deadly motor accidents, so it was sadly a lethal weekend on highways in Connecticut,” stated Foley.
Foley additionally mentioned lethal crashes involving wrong-way drivers. He stated a overwhelming majority of these accidents are brought on by impaired drivers.
The Connecticut Division of Transportation has been placing collectively counter-measures to assist stop the difficulty, like implementing new expertise.
Foley additionally offered new perception because the investigation right into a lethal hit-and-run in Vernon continues.
Police say 44-year-old Andrew Aggarwala was strolling his pet this previous Tuesday alongside Phoenix St. when he was hit and killed by a automobile that drove away.
Aggarwala was a father and really concerned in youth sports activities in the neighborhood.
Vernon Police say they’ve seized a automobile of curiosity on this case that was discovered close to the world of Phoenix Road.
Nonetheless, police say nobody has been taken into custody but.
Foley stated these investigations all the time take time and urged persistence.
“There’s some steps to be taken right here. The automobile will possible have a pc in it. They’ll analyze that. They will do some search warrants for mobile phone data for anybody which will have been a attainable driver. These items take time. We’ve got to attend for the mobile phone and completely different outcomes to come back again,” stated Foley.
Aggarwala’s canine Ollie ran off after that crash and has been lacking for the previous few days.
Nonetheless, the canine was discovered secure Saturday morning and was reunited with its household.