By Associated Press - Tuesday, January 2, 2018

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut State Police responded to nearly 500 accidents, two of which were fatal, during the four-day New Year’s holiday.

Police on Tuesday announced that they responded to 494 accidents during the enforcement period that started at 12:01 a.m. on Friday and ended at 11:59 p.m. Monday.

The fatal accidents were in Trumbull on Friday and in Glastonbury on Saturday. Fifty-four of the accident resulted in injury.

During the same period a year ago, police responded to 276 accidents, including two fatal accidents in which a total of three people died.

Police arrested 28 people for driving under the influence this year, compared to 34 during the same span a year ago, while speeding citations dropped to 611 this year from 705 during the year-ago period.

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