Connecticut State Police Step Up Patrols For Holiday Weekend « CBS New York
Visitors from around the world will experience Cherokee culture with an estimated attendance of 100,000. “The annual Cherokee National Holiday is a weekend celebration of our tribe’s history, heritage and hospitality, and it’s a true homecoming for Cherokee citizens. We expect another record crowd of friends, family and visitors again this year,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker. “This 62nd annual holiday is especially significant because we will commemorate the 175th anniversary of the end of the Trail of Tears. Our ancestors never gave up, and today the Cherokee Nation is stronger than at any time in our history. That’s something for all to be proud of and to celebrate.” There will be the annual State of the Nation speech, parade, rodeo, more than 120 Native American vendors and more. The Holiday Powwow begins at 2 p.m.
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(CBSNewYork/AP) Connecticut State Police have stepped up patrols in anticipation ofheavier 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 were568 speeding violations, over 1,300 hazardous moving violations including following too closely or cell phone use and 66 seat belt violations. A total of137 accidents, 13 with injuries were also reported by state police. Check Out These Other Stories From CBSNewYork.com:
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Holiday travel: Drive safe, sober – Local – Free Press and Jones Post
In 2013, 14 people died out of 403 motor vehicle collisions. The State Highway Patrol is reminding North Carolina motorists getting behind the wheel this weekend to take special care. We just want to remind everybody that this is the last weekend, Labor Day weekend, of the Booze It and Lose It (effort), and that we will be out this weekend looking to remove impaired drivers from the road, SHP 1st Sgt. Robert Bowen said. Also, we will be especially alert for speeders and people not wearing occupant restraints. According to AAA Carolinas, the number of people on state roads is expected to be the highest number in six years, thanks to a growing economy and lower gas prices. Its estimated 6.3 million people in the South Atlantic states North Carolina, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, South Carolina and West Virginia will spend the holiday somewhere other than home. SHP spokesman Lt. Jeff Gordon said going too fast is the most dangerous issue for drivers. Speed is the number one factor in fatal collisions and we will be looking for aggressive drivers, drunk drivers, and other violators while patrolling throughout the state during the holiday week, Gordon said in a statement.
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