RELEASE: In a continuing effort to deter motorists from driving while under the influence of alcohol and or drugs, the Central Connecticut State University and New Britain Police Departments will be conducting a DUI checkpoints on September 3, 2009.
Sgt. Chris Cervoni of the CCSU Police Department said the check points will be located on various streets adjacent to the CCSU campus between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.
Each year thousands of lives are lost and many more are injured as a result of alcohol-related accidents,” noted CCSU Police Chief Jason Powell. “The CCSU and New Britain Police Departments hope that their efforts will provide a safer community for our students, faculty, staff, and city residents,” he added. “Both Departments are hoping a greater awareness of the consequences of driving under the influence will help reduce the loss of lives or injuries by removing intoxicated drivers from the roads.”
In the coming months the CCSU police will conduct several DUI awareness programs in the University’s residence halls.
Sgt. Chris Cervoni
CCSU Police Department