Drug and Alcohol Checkpoints In Effect Today

The Newtown Police Department and Connecticut State Troopers will be manning a designated checkpoint today.


On Sept 7, the Newtown Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint on a designated road in Newtown.  One supervisor and six officers from the Newtown Police Department will man the checkpoint.  Also, one Connecticut State Police Supervisor and five Connecticut State Troopers will be manning the checkpoint in a joint effort to detect any motorist who may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs while operating a motor vehicle within the town of Newtown.  

Both lanes of traffic on the designated road will be stopped. The driver of any motor vehicle will be briefly interviewed to determine if they may have ingested alcohol or drugs prior to driving.  Violations of other motor vehicle laws will also be enforced, such as driving without a seatbelt, suspended licenses, etc.

The checkpoint is 75% funded though a CT DOT grant. 

Da Face! September 12, 2012 at 11:57 AM
PS I went to the Walgreens to shop last week, and mentioned that the people were up in arms about the PD being prejudiced because they used the word 'Hispanic'. The response from employees was... "He was!" I mentioned that it didn't look like he was carrying anything. They said that the VIDEO showed him remove the glass from the display case, and put a few items (that retail for over $70) in his underwear!. I asked how he could get into a locked display case. They said the construction of the case allowed for 1 particular panel of glass to be removed, and replaced easily, and that it was now glued together. Should we send all of the cops home?... Close and rent the building? Sell the cars? Try supporting them. See what happens! (I AM NOT A NEWTOWN COP.....OR ANY COP...just rational)
Da Face! September 12, 2012 at 12:25 PM
How many times have YOU been pulled over?.....Your wife?....Your neighbor?.....Now there ARE a few things that I don't like...and I will talk about them later today when I have more time...But they are minor. Newtown PD WILL be there when you need medical assistance......when your husband beats you......when someone 'steals perfume from your store'...and for many other reasons. (I was a cop decades ago in another state, and come from a long line of cops. I have been in this town 12 years, and I know not 1 of these guys personally...or even by first name. THAT'S a problem. They need to be seen walking around...and smiling. The billboards are a bit much. (an article in the Bee once a month would suffice). Campaign hats, though traditional, are intimidating....and unrealistic. They get blown off their heads by passing cars, get in the way during foot pursuits, etc. Areas selected for the 'pull-over' could be chosen with more safety in mind...They have PA systems...direct the perp to pull into the next side street!! How about the police commissioner...(the board member, not the chief) putting speed bumps in front of his house, and making Queen St essentially a private road. 30 MPH limit on Toddy Hill, but 35 on Church Hill.....different speed limits depending on direction on Rt 25.....Oh I've got more, but their doing work properly is never something I will complain about
yoda September 12, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Da Face, seem to have all your facts in Order! ROGER!
Hound Dog September 12, 2012 at 09:53 PM
Every checkpoint I've gone through had been both lanes.
Da Face! September 12, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Thanks, Yoda. I've just 1 more thought, If the cops were only stopping people in the left lane, what lane would the drunk choose?


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