Plainfield and State Police Perform Enforcement at Sobriety Checkpoints
This article was published on: 11/22/18 1:50 PM by Mike Minarsky
Beginning on November 21, 2018 and ending the morning of November 22, 2018 the Plainfield Police Department in conjunction with the Connecticut State Police Troop D executed a sobriety check point in the Town of Plainfield. The checkpoints were located on Norwich Road in the Plainfield village and Ward Avenue in the Moosup village.
During the course of the sobriety check point officers made contact with over one hundred motorists and utilized the on scene Trooper’s License Plate Reader (LPR) to ensure safe operation during the holiday season. Multiple infractions were issued throughout the event for Failure to Wear a Seatbelt, Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle, Failure to have Headlights, and Possession of Under ½ Ounce of Marijuana.
In addition, on scene arrests were made for Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Minimum Insurance Requirements, Misuse Of Registration Plates, and Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol.
All law enforcement agencies that took part in this operation would like to thank the public for its cooperation throughout the check point ensuring both law enforcement and public safety. The sobriety check point was made possible by a grant from the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation.