Celebrating the Thanksgiving Weekend with a toast or two does not bother Connecticut State Police. However, doing so and then getting behind the wheel can land you in trouble with the police and even worse, can cause a serious accident.
Because of the increase in drunk driving over the Thanksgiving weekend the State Police will once again be participating in Operation CARE. The national program gives state police a highway safety plan for dealing with drunk and aggressive drivers. As part of Operation CARE both state and local police will be performing sobriety checkpoints and increased DUI patrols.
Though police hope that their efforts will decrease the number of drunk drivers on the road this year they know that accident and DUI prevention starts at home . Police remind holiday travelers that state law requires motorists to slow and, if possible, move over when passing an emergency vehicle. They also urge parents to speak with their children about the dangers of underage drinking. Commissioner James Thomas echoes this message.
“Help us reduce accidents – drive with extra caution this Thanksgiving holiday,” he said. “As we do our part through enforcement, please do your part by driving safely.”
The accident attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren would like you encourage you to make the smart choice this holiday weekend- Find a sober ride home.