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  • Report: Town Police Have Highest Traffic Stop Rate In State

    According to a recent statistical report on statewide traffic enforcement, during a 12-month period, Newtown police had the highest “rate” of motor vehicle stops of any municipal police department in the state.

    The study found that Newtown police made 452 motor vehicle stops for every 1,000 town residents who are age 16 and over.

  • Police Plan Enforcement Crackdown On Distracted Driving

    Town police plan an enforcement crackdown on distracted driving, focusing on motorists who use handheld cellphones to talk and also those who text while driving.

    Police Sergeant Aaron Bahamonde, who heads the police department’s traffic enforcement unit, said the project will run from April 13 to April 27.

    Police plan to use traditional measures and innovative tactics to enforce the distracted driving laws while participating in the national enforcement project known as, “U Drive, U Text, U Pay,” he said.

  • Police Enforcement Project Targeting Distracted Drivers

    Newtown police working with police from other area towns will conduct an enforcement campaign against distracted driving from March 27 through April 2, according to Lieutenant George Sinko, who oversees the police patrol division.

    Newtown police will be working with police from Bethel, Brookfield, Redding, and Ridgefield in the seven-day enforcement project, Lt Sinko said in a statement.