Clinton police chief stepping back from duties as village administrator

The Village of Clinton is expected to be looking for a new administrator soon.  Police Chief David Hooker is no longer willing to do the job.   He says the controversy surrounding traffic enforcement has become such a distraction, he feels unable to be effective.  Hooker says his officers have written 18-intoxicated-driving citations so far this year, which is a lot for a town that size.  Officers also issued 31 speeding tickets, most of those in the summer as part of a state reimbursed enforcement initiative.  The village board has reviewed accusations the police department was overzealous, but found “no real evidence to substantiate some citizens’ positions.  The board did find the village has a problem with too many people violating speed and intoxicated-diving laws however.