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"Click-It or Ticket" Enforcement Results in Recovery of Vehicle Reported Stolen from Ellington

On Monday, 05/15/2023, at approximately 12:52 p.m., members of the Connecticut State Police Traffic Services Unit (TSU) were conducting seatbelt enforcement efforts as part of the ongoing “Click-It or Ticket” Campaign, when a trooper observed a 2019 Jeep Cherokee traveling on the entrance ramp from Jennings Road to I-91 south in Hartford. The operator of the Jeep, later identified as Curtis Mackey, DOB 10/17/1973, of Hartford, was observed not wearing a seatbelt. During a subsequent traffic stop, it was learned that the Jeep Cherokee operated by Mackey had been reported stolen from the town of Ellington, on 04/07/2023.

Following a brief on-scene investigation, Mackey was taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop H in Hartford, where he was processed and charged with the following:

C.G.S. 53a-122, Larceny in the First Degree

C.G.S. 14-215a, Operating with a Suspended License

C.G.S. 14-100a(c)(1), Failure to Wear a Seatbelt

Mackey was later released on a $5,000 non-surety bond and is scheduled for arraignment on 05/30/2023, at Hartford Superior Court.

The “Click It or Ticket” Campaign is aimed at keeping travelers on Connecticut roadways safe and runs From May 15th through June 4th, 2023. Seatbelt use is the single most effective way to protect your life in the event of a crash and make it home safely to your loved ones. Please, remember to Buckle Up every trip, every time.


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