Police UPDATE: On Thursday 08/20/2020 at approximately 5:15pm, a Fairfield Police Traffic Enforcement Officer was conducting speed enforcement in the area of the Post Rd near River St when he conducted a motor vehicle stop of a vehicle speeding on the Post Rd. As the officer was standing outside of his vehicle speaking to the operator, his cruiser was struck from behind by a 2010 Ford Edge traveling east on the Post Rd. The force of this collision redirected the striking vehicle across both travel lanes where it came to rest in the westbound lane of travel.
The operator of the striking vehicle, identified as Sharon Elizabeth Lipp (DOB 04/23/1962) of 9 Milford Hunt Lane, Milford was transported to Bridgeport Hospital claiming of general pain with no life-threatening injuries. Lipp was later arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence (14- 227a), Failure to Drive Right (14-236), Distracted Driving (14-296(a)(a)b), Failure to Slow Down / Move Over (14-283b). She was released on a Written Promise to Appear in court on 09/15/2020. The officer was not injured as a result of this collision. This collision is under investigation by the Fairfield Police Crash Reconstruction Unit. “The Fairfield Police Traffic Unit reminds operators to stay off the phone while driving and to SLOW DOWN and MOVE OVER when approaching an emergency vehicle with their lights activated on the side of the roadway.”
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2020-08-20@5:20pm–#Fairfield CT–An officer was out on a traffic stop in front of 2425 Post Road when according to Deputy Chief Smith said a car hit the back of the parked patrol car and then veered into the next lane. The police officer was out of the car at the time but was injured by flying debris. The officer and the driver were transported to the hospital.