Busy weekend, so far, for state police

State police said they have recorded more than 200 motor-vehicle accidents, including one fatality, and issued hundreds of tickets as of noon today.

Troopers are conducting a Memorial Day weekend enforcement operation using increased patrols for sobriety checkpoints, speeding, aggressive drivers and seat belt and cell phone violations.

From midnight Thursday to noon today, state police reported 212 accidents, including 31 with injuries and one fatality. They have arrested 51 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and have issued 670 speeding tickets, 570 seat belt violations and 100 cell phone violations.

The enforcement effort will continue through Monday.

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