Passed School Bus on Mead; Arrest after Mother-Daughter Dispute on Lakeview Avenue


A 42-year-old Park Street woman faces a $460 fine after passing a school bus that was stopped, with lights flashing and stop sign extended, on Mead Street after school earlier this month.

At about 2:55 p.m. on Dec. 8 (a Monday), video surveillance showed, the woman passed the westbound school bus as she drove east on Mead (toward South Avenue), according to a police report.

The school bus driver, a 60-year-old New Canaan resident, reported the violation to police on Dec. 15, the report said.


Police arrested a 42-year-old New Canaan woman Thursday evening after an argument with her teenage daughter turned physical.

At about 6:21 p.m., the daughter called police to the family’s apartment at Canaan Parish on Lakeview Avenue on the report of a domestic dispute.

There, police found that the mother was intoxicated and had struck her daughter twice in the back, causing no physical injuries.

The mother was charged with second-degree breach of peace. She was released after promising to appear Dec. 19 in state Superior Court in Norwalk.

The New Canaan Domestic Violence Partnership has operated in New Canaan for more than 10 years. It’s part of the Domestic Violence Crisis Center which, its website says, is “dedicated to the task of helping you and your children find ways to live your lives in peace, without the threat of violence, intimidation or abuse.” The DVCC can be reached 24 hours per day at 888-774-2900.

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