Suffield police targeting hazardous driving in town center

Image Courtesy: Suffield Police Department

SUFFIELD, Conn. (WWLP) – People driving through the center of Suffield, Connecticut on Wednesday may have noticed a lot of police activity along Route 75. Town police say that this was all part of an effort to crack down on hazardous driving.

According to Captain Christopher McKee, police have been receiving complaints about the way people have been driving in the Historic District, which is located near the intersection of Routes 75 and 168. McKee said that many of these complaints have involved truck traffic.

In response, Suffield Police got together with the Connecticut DMV Commercial Safety Unit, and the Connecticut State Police Traffic Services Unit to conduct Wednesday’s operation.

Here is the result of Wednesday’s efforts:

  • 1 issued a summons to appear in court for driving an unregistered truck
  • 1 ticketed for operating an unregistered passenger vehicle
  • 1 ticketed for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia
  • 11 commercial vehicle drivers or owners given regulatory fines
  • 10 passenger vehicle drivers pulled over for various safety violations

McKee says that police expect to conduct similar traffic operations in town in the “near future.”

Image Courtesy: Suffield Police Department