Police: Man, 28, Driving with Suspended License, Failed to Respond to Previous Ticket, Had Pot

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When a Darien police officer found that a 2013 Chevrolet Impala on Interstate 95 was owned by a man with a suspended driver’s license who was wanted by Westport police, the officer had the car pull over and arrested the owner, police said.

Darien police have license plate readers that can automatically alert officers when the devices spot a license plate under suspension. Police officers on patrol sometimes use I-95 to get to another part of town (or to go elsewhere).

The traffic stop was made at about 2:39 a.m. on Thursday, June 22. The driver admitted to the officer that there was a little marijuana in the vehicle, police said.

He was arrested on charges of possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana, driving with a suspended license and held on a $500 bond. He was also held on an additional $495 bond for the Westport police charges of failure to respond to a traffic ticket.

He was released at 6:25 a.m. after posting both bonds. The man is scheduled to appear July 3 in state Superior Court in Stamford to respond to the Darien charges and on July 5 in state Superior Court in Norwalk to respond to the Westport charges.