7 Drunken-Driving Arrests Near Casinos

7 Drunken-Driving Arrests Near Casinos

There are 47 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Apr 13, 2009, titled 7 Drunken-Driving Arrests Near Casinos. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

State troopers on regular patrol, as well as a troopers focused specifically on tracking down drunken drivers, and officers in East Lyme , Ledyard and Montville made the arrests.

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Sean

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Apr 13, 2009
Extend the Drinking Hours!!
Connman

Hartford, CT

#2 Apr 13, 2009
There's nothing wrong with drunk driving. The true danger is those that want to decriminilize pot...
Ataboy

United States

#3 Apr 13, 2009
I have an idea...to increse state revenues why not let the indians serve liquor 24/7? This should help with the problem.
Bill

New London, CT

#4 Apr 13, 2009
Hey, I've got an idea - to make extra money for the state, why don't we let the casinos keep their bars open 24/7? Brilliant!
C Robert Satti Sr

Norwich, CT

#5 Apr 13, 2009
More propaganda.
Haddam Ct River

Norwich, CT

#6 Apr 13, 2009
OK...soooooo who were those arrested...regular folks....young people, old people, suburbanites, inner city folks...WHYYYY notn report WHYYY!!!!!????
Mac

Oakville, CT

#7 Apr 13, 2009
This headline and article implies that the 7 drunk driving arrests were due to drinking at the casinos, without any substantiation whatsoever!
Nope

Windsor, CT

#8 Apr 13, 2009
Reactionary politics. If drunk driving is a huge problem in the area (which it is), then solve the real problem rather just peripherally treating it for a week or two.

The real problem is people deciding to drive drunk. Focus on that individual responsibility.
Benny

Hartford, CT

#9 Apr 13, 2009
In the wake of the fatal crash involving the Mohegan Sun drinker, all comments were closed off on all related stories. Why? Mohegan Sun is a heavy advertiser on courant.com . Bet the same thing happens here, even though the story only indirectly involves the casino.

How about we start holding the casinos responsible for liquoring up drivers and sending them on their merry way?
local

Windsor Locks, CT

#10 Apr 13, 2009
Gee whizz Beav, drunks driving away from the casinos during the wee hours. Never woulda thunk it.
It took some fatalities for CSP to figure this out?
GreekChorus

Higganum, CT

#11 Apr 13, 2009
How many arrests would there have been had the casinos not existed? What is the price we are willing to pay for the slot machine revenues?
Dean Martin

East Hartford, CT

#12 Apr 13, 2009
Sean wrote:
Extend the Drinking Hours!!
I'll drint to THAT !!....urp..
Konnecticut_Bett er_Yet

Norwich, CT

#13 Apr 13, 2009
Were they really driving drunk or innocent and just "legally drunk?"

Since: Jul 08

Portland

#14 Apr 13, 2009
look what happens when they make an effort! drunk driving already happens now extending the hours is not going to make it any better or worse
Tommy

Ware, MA

#15 Apr 13, 2009
Keep up the good work State Police. Pay no attention to the drunks and idiots who criticize you on this site. Nail them on the road. Lawmakers pass stiffer penalties higher fines and more jail time; Prosecutors enforce them.
Mac

Oakville, CT

#16 Apr 13, 2009
The headline and story here imply that these drunk driving arressts have something to do with the casinos, without any evidence whatsoever. Very unfair.
ynot

Cromwell, CT

#17 Apr 13, 2009
Good Job
Norman

United States

#18 Apr 13, 2009
7 Arrests? Big deal! I'm guessing most readers could name at least one bar in there town where they could have made twice as many arrests in a couple of hours.
doglove

Seattle, WA

#19 Apr 13, 2009
Just leave troopers parked near the exits from the casinos.

Lots of $ for the state and some protection for the taxpayers.

Thanks troopers, for doing your jobs!
Grim Reaper

Newington, CT

#20 Apr 13, 2009
You mean to tell me that while on "routine patrol", all of a sudden, the state police made 7 arrests? Why has this not happend before? do you mean that no one else has been drunk driving from the casino? It is obvious that they are targeting the state's bread and butter industry. Without the casino, maybe we will have to lay off some troopers.

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