Greenwich police report all is well after holiday weekend

Greenwich enjoyed a rather safe Fourth of July weekend on the roads, with police reporting a standard number of accidents and drunk driving incidents compared to the average summer weekend.

Officers were aggressively checking for drunk drivers due to the increased traffic that comes with Independance Day. Of the 74 motor vehicle stops that took place over the holiday weekend just two resulted in arrests for driving under the influence, a relatively average number.

According to police, the 16 reported accidents resulted in just one case of injury, which was minor. Sgt. John Slusarz said that the statistics were consistent with years prior.

“All-in-all it was really a great weekend,” Sgt. Slusarz, who heads up the police department’s traffic division, told the Post on Monday. “To have a holiday weekend like this where we have the numbers come out just a little bit more than average tells us that people were driving pretty much the norm.”

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration identifies July fourth weekend as the most dangerous holiday for drivers, with traffic fatalities and DUI cases rising to several times the national average.

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