Police Chief Reviews Successful DUI Checkpoint

New Canaan Police conducted a successful DUI checkpoint around July 4 that led to multiple arrests related to driving under the influence, drugs, and domestic violence, officials said last week.

The roadblock ran from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. People were found intoxicated by the early evening hours, Police Chief Leon Krolikowski said at the July 25 Police Commission meeting, held at the New Canaan Police Department.

July seems to be one of the best months of the year for catching people at DUI checkpoints, he said. However, coming upon domestic violence situations at the checkpoint were unusual, according to the chief.

“We got a lot of people that shouldn’t be on the road off the road and made the roads a little bit safer,” he told commissioners Stuart Sawabini, Paul Foley and Sperry DeCew at the meeting.

In the past 20 years, DUI accidents have dropped dramatically in New Canaan, and “we want to keep that trend,” so the DUI checkpoints will continue, Krolikowski said.

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