Norwalk Police Crack Down On Speeders, Drunken Drivers

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Norwalk police recently held a Back to School Slow Down Days campaign, as well as a DUI checkpoint, during which several people were issued infractions.
Norwalk police recently held a Back to School Slow Down Days campaign, as well as a DUI checkpoint, during which several people were issued infractions. Photo Credit: Casey Donahue, file

NORWALK, Conn. -- Norwalk Police issued more than 200 tickets during its Back to School Slow Down Days last week and made several arrests during a DUI checkpoint Friday.

Between Aug. 22 and Aug. 29 officers patrolled around the city during the morning and afternoon hours, targeting drivers speeding near schools. Police also observed school bus stops to make sure that drivers stopped for all buses that were picking up children.

During the week, a total of 220 infractions were issued. Of those, 196 were for speeding, two infractions were issued for passing a stopped school bus, and 10 motor vehicle arrests were made for various charges.

Norwalk police will continue to conduct motor vehicle enforcement in schools zones during the school year. Police are reminding drivers to drive carefully and safely, and that certain fines double in school zones.

Norwalk police also conducted a DUI checkpoint on West Avenue from Friday night into the early hours of Saturday morning. During the checkpoint, 38 infractions and summonses were issued, including two for driving under the influence, two for possession of narcotics and two for operating with a suspended license.

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Without fail every time I ride by a Norwalk Cop he is on the phone with his boyfriend.

Such a shame that the biggest offenders of the motor vehicle laws in Norwalk are the Norwalk Police themselves.

I'm glad that the police are going after speeders. They are a danger to all, not just at school zones. It would be nice if they were to go after people who don't even slow down for stop signs or right turns on red. These drivers, too, are a danger.