State Police report no Christmas Eve, Christmas Day fatalities on state highways

No fatalities on Connecticut highways were reported from Christmas Eve through Christmas Day, according to State Police traffic statistics released Saturday evening. Statistics include four DUIs and 16 people injured in motor vehicle accidents.

On Saturday, State Police released a summary of traffic incidents beginning on midnight on Friday and ending at 8 a.m. Saturday.

According to these statistics, police across the state responded to 1,452 calls for service.

There were 178 accidents investigated, with 16 people injured as a result. None of these injuries were serious, and there were no fatalities, police said.

Two of these incidents included separate collisions between motorists and state troopers.

A state trooper and firefighter were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries after they were involved in an accident on Route 9 south in Cromwell early Friday.

A few hours later in Norwalk, eight people were injured when a car stuck a police cruiser before hitting a truck.

Police reported 24 speeding violations during this time period. Four people were arrested for driving under the influence.

It was expected there would be a large number of commuters during the holiday weekends. AAA predicted more than 109 million people would be traveling, with 100 million of them expected to drive.