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Newtown Police Issue 30 Infractions for Distracted Driving

Nearly 20 of them were for cell phone violations, including six for texting.

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Newtown Police saw a flood of activity during its third wave of distracted driving enforcement.

The crackdown was part of a coordinated effort with area departments, that ran from March 27 to April 2 in Redding, Ridgefield, Bethel, Brookfield, and Newtown.

The distracted driving enforcement was conducted in Newtown on March 29. Here are the results, as provided by police: 

  • 19 infractions and 4 written warnings for cell phone use (6 of those infractions were for texting)

  • 9 infractions and  6 written warnings for seat belt violations

  • 2 infractions for moving violations

  • 3 written warnings for equipment violations

  • 1 misdemeanor summons for cell phone use and operation a vehicle with a suspended license

The total is 30 infractions, 12 warnings, and 1 misdemeanor summons.

The department said the operation was the third of four waves of enforcement being funded by a grant through the DOT highway safety office, entitled Texting Ban Enforcement Demonstration.


Anthony Powers April 14, 2014 at 09:18 PM
FF so i guess all those new gun laws would have stopped this. Please enlighten me on your gun laws that so protect us. So far we have app 25 thousand of them and counting. Tell me more about how they make us safer. Fascinating how you liberals think!!
DP April 14, 2014 at 09:31 PM
Fairfield Friend: Isn't this your gun-hating city at work? -- Tell us all how gun control is a winning mindset, loser. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-2-shot-in-separate-shootings-20140412,0,2196005.story
DP April 15, 2014 at 12:15 PM
LOL @ Frankie Fasso!!
Case closed April 22, 2014 at 11:35 PM
Word is 5 of those distracted summonses were issued to the cops themselves LOL. Seriously watch how many cops are on cell phones while driving.

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