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AAA Honors New Canaan Police For Traffic Safety Achievements

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NEW CANAAN, Conn. — The  Canaan Police Department and Officer George Caponera were honored recently by AAA Northeast for their outstanding traffic safety programs.

The New Canaan Police Department received a Gold Award, recognized for its active mature driver improvement program, a seatbelt enforcement program, an impaired driving obstacle course for teens, and a child passenger safety seat program, among other initiatives.

In addition, AAA honored Caponera as a department-nominated Traffic Safety Hero for his motor vehicle law expertise.

In addition, he led the department in DUI and drug arrests over the past year; and conducted a high amount of quality motor vehicle stops for various safety-related violations.

Photo identifications: At AAA’s sixth annual Community Traffic Safety Awards lunch at Testo’s in Bridgeport, Public Affairs Manager Fran Mayko, right, presented Capt. Vincent DeMaio, left, with a Gold Award, and Officer Caponera, second, right, with a Traffic Safety Hero Award. Officer Dan Gulino, who teaches AAA’s mature driver improvement class, is second from left.

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