Wethersfield police plan traffic violation crackdown after 'hazardous' activity

Police cruiser file photo.

Police cruiser file photo.


WETHERSFIELD — Police officials Sunday announced plans to crack down on traffic violations after a group of motorists reportedly blocked an intersection along one of the town’s busiest roadways.  

Lt. Michael Wren, a spokesperson for the Wethersfield Police Department, said the increased enforcement effort was organized after officers were called shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday to the area of Jordan Lane and Wolcott Hill Road.

“At that time, it was reported that the occupants of the motor vehicles had blocked the intersection and were operating recklessly in the roadway,” Wren said in a statement. 

Wren said the vehicles dispersed as police arrived on scene and were able to successfully flee the area before officers could perform a traffic stop. He described the incident as “a spontaneous event” that is under investigation. 

“The Wethersfield Police Department is committed to maintaining public safety on the roadways of Wethersfield and will be increasing its efforts in the enforcement of hazardous operation in the area,” Wren said. 

Police ask that anyone with information about the incident contact the Wethersfield Police Department at 860-721- 2900. 

Richard Chumney can be reached at richard.chumney@hearstmediact.com