Police: Darien Man’s Car on Road Without License Plate, Arrested for Failure to Appear in Court

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After a police officer saw a white Audi being driven without license plates on Heights Road, the traffic stop led to the arrest of the Darien owner on charges of failing to appear in court on a previous arrest, police said.

Darien police gave this account of what happened, including accusations not proven in court:

At 8:25 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 20, the officer saw the car going east on Heights Road. The car was stopped near the intersection of Heights Road and Edgerton Street. The driver told the officer that the car belonged to the passenger, an 18-year-old resident of Allen O’Neill Drive.

A records check showed that a arrest warrant had been issued Oct. 11 by a judge in state Superior Court in Stamford charging the man with failure to appear in court, so he was arrested. He was also charged with several motor vehicle violations, and the Audi was towed away.

The previous court case involved a June 15 arrest, when the man was charged with second-degree breach of peace, possession of more than half an ounce of marijuana (a misdemeanor), possession of drug paraphernalia (an infraction) and sixth-degree larceny.

The man was released after posting a $2,500 bond. He is scheduled to appear Friday, Dec. 1, in the same court.