HARTFORD POLICE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT CRACK DOWN CONTINUES
(Hartford) - Mayor Pedro E. Segarra and Hartford Police Chief James C. Rovella today announced over the past five days the HPD's Traffic Division, as part of the City of Hartford's ongoing traffic enforcement program which began last Tuesday, made eight DUI arrests and issued twenty-four motor vehicle noise and moving violations.
During a roving traffic enforcement detail on Thursday, April 19th, focused in the downtown area, the Traffic Division made four arrests for excessive noise from a motor vehicle which were referred to Hartford Community Court, issued two excessive noise infractions involving muffler equipment, and eighteen various moving and traffic control violations, such as failure to stop at a stop sign.
During a DUI Enforcement checkpoint conducted on Friday, April 20th, at 777 Main Street, the Traffic Division made six DUI arrests; on Saturday, April 21st, an additional two DUI arrests were made.
Mayor Segarra and Chief Rovella announced the stepped up enforcement program on April 17th, at which time Mayor Segarra said, "Hartford neighborhoods have been continually plagued with flagrant violators of motor vehicle laws, everything from running stop signs and red lights, to excessive noise and speeding. This behavior poses a serious threat to public safety and the quality of life for us all. Pedestrians need to be safe, and responsible drivers have a right to expect other drivers to be responsible. I applaud Chief Rovella for his hands on approach and the HPD Traffic Division for their emphasis on one of our the most important and pressing quality of life issues."
In commenting on the continuing traffic enforcement effort, Chief Rovella said, "I commend the members of the HPD's Traffic Division for their continuing efforts to enforcement motor vehicle laws, noise violations and driving under the influence laws. It is through their actions that the HPD is sending a clear message to would be violators that the HPD has a zero tolerance for their irresponsible behavior and disregard of the public's safety."
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