I and 2 friends were hassled by a police officer despite not breaking any laws and threatened with tickets. The same officer broke the law. Archived

Chapel And Church Street New Haven, CT Show on Map Hide Map
Move the marker to represent your issue's location. The address will not change.

Reporter

Civic Points: 8405
Chainring small square

Issue ID:

120689

Viewed:

1728 times

Neighborhood:

Town_Green

Reported:

on

Tagged:

crosswalk, sidewalk

Description

While travelling up Chapel from Orange Street, I stopped at a red light at the Church Street intersection.

I was surprised to see a red jeep drive through the red light at about 5 miles in hour, because a police officer was also at the intersection.

The crosswalk light was on, and we proceeded to ride slowly--with no pedestrians in our lane--through the intersection.

This is perfectly legal, per section Sec. 14-286a, of CT statutes. New Haven has a local ordinance which bans sidewalk riding, but not crosswalk use, and per Sec. 14-286e, crosswalks are NOT sidewalks, and laws made in regard to one do not apply to the other.

The law is very clear on this matter, and I encourage our city police to read on it.

The cop was rude and disrespectful, told me he was sure I was right, but that losing a day's work to sit in court probably wasn't in my best interest, and bragged that he could issue tickets for 120/each to all 3 of us.

The same officer then ran a red light, parked illegally in front of the Starbucks at High Street, and went inside for a coffee.

He was driving car number 10 and it was Friday, July 29th, at 9 am.

Share
Post a New Comment

42 Comments

  • Wrench heart gray small square

    BB (Admin)

  • Chainring small square

    David Streever (Registered User)

  • No avatar 32x32

    John Q. Public (Guest)

  • Chainring small square

    David Streever (Registered User)

  • Wrench heart gray small square

    BB (Admin)

  • No avatar 32x32

    no one (Guest)

  • No avatar 32x32

    robn (Guest)

  • Chainring small square

    David Streever (Registered User)

  • No avatar 32x32

    Bending the Rules? (Guest)

  • Chainring small square

    David Streever (Registered User)

  • No avatar 32x32

    Concerned (Guest)

  • No avatar 32x32

    joes up (Guest)

  • No avatar 32x32

    Pants on Fire (Guest)

  • Image8b small square

    E (Registered User)

  • No avatar 32x32

    Pants on Fire (Guest)

  • No avatar 32x32

    guest (Guest)

  • Image8b small square

    E (Registered User)

  • No avatar 32x32

    Pants on Fire (Guest)

  • No avatar 32x32

    Streever (Guest)

  • No avatar 32x32

    E (Guest)

  • No avatar 32x32

    Streever (Guest)

  • Image8b small square

    E (Registered User)

  • Chainring small square

    David Streever (Registered User)

  • No avatar 32x32

    Content blocked by rejections (Guest)

  • Chainring small square

    David Streever (Registered User)

  • No avatar 32x32

    To (Guest)

  • No avatar 32x32

    Pants on Fire (Guest)

  • Chainring small square

    David Streever (Registered User)

  • Chainring small square

    David Streever (Registered User)

  • Image8b small square

    E (Registered User)

  • Chainring small square

    David Streever (Registered User)

  • No avatar 32x32

    biker (Guest)

  • No avatar 32x32

    a biker (Guest)

  • No avatar 32x32

    jOES'uP (Guest)

  • No avatar 32x32

    Pants on Fire (Guest)

  • No avatar 32x32

    Streever (Guest)

  • No avatar 32x32

    Level Playing Field (Guest)

  • Chainring small square

    David Streever (Registered User)

  • No avatar 32x32

    Level Playing Field (Guest)

  • Chainring small square

    David Streever (Registered User)

  • Chainring small square

    Closed David Streever (Registered User)

Comments are closed for archived issues.