State Police ticket 71 motorists driving after highway ban
New Haven (AP) — State Police say 71 motorists have been issued $92 tickets for defying the state's travel ban during the winter storm.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy imposed the ban from 9 p.m. Monday to 2 p.m. Tuesday to keep roads and highways clear for snow plows.
The New Haven Register reports that State Police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance said there were more than 71 stops, but troopers used discretion in issuing tickets. Physicians, for example, were not ticketed.
Before the ban more than 100 accidents were reported on state highways. It dropped to 17 after the ban.
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