- Monday, June 8, 2015 at 3:45 pm
Motorists traveling in both directions on Interstate 84 in Newtown on the morning of Monday, June 8, encountered extensive travel delays following serious motor vehicle accidents that occurred on both sides of the highway.
That traffic congestion spilled over onto local roads during the morning commute, as motorists either sought alternate routes or were directed by state police to detours off the highway.
- Friday, April 24, 2015 at 9:07 am
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.
- Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9:45 am
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.
- Friday, March 28, 2014
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.