Seymour Police Department announces results from latest blitz


Officers with the Seymour Police Department issued 71 citations and made seven arrests during the most recent 2018 Click It or Ticket mobilization.

Officers also issued 130 warning citations during this 24-day blitz in late May.

Also during the blitz, officers attempted to stop a violator, who fled in a stolen truck, crashed 10 times and left the scene and finally fled on foot after crashing into a Seymour police vehicle.

The man was charged with leaving the scene of 10 crashes, resisting law enforcement — fleeing on foot and in a vehicle, operating while intoxicated, blood alcohol content 0.15 percent or higher, battery on a police officer and possession of stolen property. A Seymour officer suffered minor injuries but did not require medical attention.

“Enforcement of traffic laws intends to prevent the crashes, injuries and deaths that impact our community,” Seymour Police Chief Bill Abbott said. “With the summer travel season fully underway, police urge motorists to buckle up — every trip, every time — and to use a sober driver.”

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