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This is a mug shot of Officer David Vetare. He has been charged with a road rage incident.

Norwalk police officer David Vetare has been charged with a road rage incident after he was accused of following a woman and attempting to run her off the road.

NORWALK, Connecticut (WTNH) – A Norwalk police officer accused of a road rage incident in March retired Tuesday after an internal investigation found he violated Norwalk Police Department conduct rules.

David Vetare was arrested by Connecticut State Police officers on March 9 after allegedly following a woman and attempting to run her vehicle off the road.


During the investigation, Vetare admitted his involvement, according to police.

Vetare was charged with reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle with intent to harass or intimidate, second-degree reckless endangerment, and second-degree disturbing the peace.

The arrest sparked an internal investigation, and Police Chief James Walsh said last week that the investigation found Vetare violated several rules of conduct in the Norwalk Police Manual.

Walsh made the following statement:

“As I have said before, these actions do not define our department as a whole and do not reflect the men and women of the Norwalk Police Department who serve our citizens. I understand that these events have shaken the trust in our department that we have worked so hard to build in the past. I assure the residents of Norwalk that I am committed to transparency, officer accountability, and maintaining the highest standards of integrity.”