Police: Instead of a Ticket, 20-Year-Old Driver Arrested for Failure to Appear in Court

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Failing to appear in state court when you’re a defendant — either in a criminal case or even a motor vehicle infraction case — will catch up to you eventually.

That’s what a 20-year-old man did, according to court records, and it caught up to him, according to police.

A Darien police officer made a routine criminal background check (which includes bench warrants issued for people who don’t appear in court) when the officer stopped the Stamford man, police said.

The man was driving on the Post Road near West Norwalk Road at about 3:21 p.m. last Friday — without a front license plate, according to police.

The man had failed to appear in court on Nov. 30, police said. He was arrested on a charge of second-degree failure to appear in court and later was released on a $2,500 bond. He is scheduled to appear April 4 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

 

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