Illegal car meet in Norwalk leads to traffic, numerous motor vehicle violations


A car meet in Norwalk has led to numerous motor vehicle violations.

The Norwalk Police Department was initially contacted by Recreations and Parks on Friday regarding a car meet scheduled for Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Calf Pasture Beach.

They advised that this gathering was not authorized and that a permit had not been issued. An Instagram post advertising the car meet was located.

The organizer was contacted by Norwalk Police on Saturday. He admitted to posting the event but described it as a few friends meeting up.

The organizer was advised that he was not authorized to hold this event and should refrain from doing so. He was also provided with information about the permit process. 

That Sunday, officers noted numerous modified cars traveling toward Calf Pasture Beach as well as a large crowd gathering in the parking lot. Officers were assigned to the area.

While monitoring the event, numerous motor vehicle violations were noted and 14 infractions as well as six written warnings were issued. Four vehicles were towed due to violations.

By 1:00 p.m. the event had grown to several hundred people and the main parking lot was near capacity. The continual stream of vehicles entering the beach caused a significant backup of traffic on Beach Road. In addition, no beach staff were on duty and the bathrooms were closed. Recreations and Parks made the decision to close the main gate at the beach.

Officers directed the participants to leave and continued to monitor the area as vehicles continued to arrive for the event.

The beach was reopened at 4:00 p.m.

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