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.
Click here to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.