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Connecticut State Police Step Up Patrols For Holiday Weekend

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Connecticut State Police have stepped up patrols in anticipation of heavier than normal traffic over the three-day Labor Day weekend.

Unmarked patrol vehicles, aircraft and additional manpower are being deployed on Connecticut highways and secondary roads through Monday night.

Authorities had already reported 14 incidents of driving while under the influence between 12:01 a.m. Friday and Saturday morning.

Additionally, officials said there were 568 speeding violations, over 1,300 hazardous moving violations including following too closely or cell phone use and 66 seat belt violations.

A total of 137 accidents, 13 with injuries were also reported by state police.

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