- Friday, August 7, 2015 at 8:20 am
Police report that relatively few vehicles passed through a sobriety checkpoint, which they held on the night of Friday, July 31, and early morning hours of Saturday, August 1, on Wasserman Way, near its intersection with Trades Lane at Fairfield Hills.
Police checked about 350 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint. No arrests were made.
The enforcement consisted of eight seatbelt warnings, one cellphone warning, and 27 warnings for sundry other motor vehicle violations, according to police.
- Friday, November 28, 2014
During a sobriety checkpoint held last weekend at Fairfield Hills, police stopped a vehicle to check on whether the driver was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and then found approximately five pounds of marijuana in the vehicle’s trunk, resulting in the arrest of the vehicle’s five occupants on several drug charges, according to police Lieutenant Christopher Vanghele.
On the night of Saturday, November 22, police had set up the checkpoint on Wasserman Way at its intersection with Trades Lane.
- Monday, July 28, 2014
Police report that during a sobriety checkpoint that they held on the evening of Saturday, July 19, and early morning hours of Sunday, July 20, at the intersection of Wasserman Way and Trades Lane at Fairfield Hills, they charged a Southbury man with driving under the influence.
Police said that at about 8 pm on July 19, Tyler Hine, 19, of Southbury was driving eastward on Wasserman Way and then stopped at the checkpoint.
- Thursday, July 17, 2014
During the evening of Saturday, July 19, and early morning hours of Sunday, July 20, town police plan to conduct a sobriety checkpoint on a local road to check on whether motorists are driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Police did not disclose the location of the checkpoint.
One supervisor and seven police officers will conduct the special enforcement project, according to police Lieutenant Christopher Vanghele.
- Wednesday, June 25, 2014
During the first sobriety checkpoint of the year, which took place on the evening of Friday, June 20, and early morning of Saturday, June 21, town police charged three motorists with driving under the influence.
Police set up the checkpoint near the intersection of Wasserman Way and Trades Lane, near the main entrance to the Fairfield Hills core campus. Wasserman Way is a heavily traveled road, linking Route 25 (South Main Street) to Interstate 84 and to Route 34 (Berkshire Road).
- Wednesday, July 24, 2013
During a sobriety checkpoint held on South Main Street on the night of Friday, July 19, and early morning hours of Saturday, July 20, police charged three motorists with driving under the influence, according to Newtown Police Sergeant John Cole.
Police set up the eight-hour checkpoint on the section of South Main Street just south of its intersection with Borough Lane, using a large commercial parking lot there as a location for investigations. Police estimate that about 550 drivers passed through the checkpoint.