Greenwich Police July 4 Holiday Stops, DUI Arrests Up Over 2018

Greenwich Police announced their holiday weekend enforcement results on Monday morning.

Between July 3 and July 7 officers stopped 126 cars for motor vehicle violations, arrested three people for DUI, and investigated 20 motor vehicle crashes.

No serious injuries or fatalities were reported.

Enforcement was up over last July 4th weekend where Greenwich Police stopped 102 vehicles for various violations and made no DUI arrests.

Greenwich Police say impaired driving continues to be a persistent problem on America’s roads.

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol severely impairs a driver’s abilities and reaction times, often leading to a disastrous situation.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 30 people die every day from alcohol and drug impaired drivers.

Losses due to the effect of impaired and drunk driving has been estimated to be more than $44 billion a year.

For these reasons the Greenwich Police Department will continue to aggressively pursue drunk and impaired drivers.

“If you are going to drink please don’t drive, because we are looking for you!” Greenwich Police said in a release on Monday.

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CT State Police Announce Holiday Enforcement Results