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Police: Traffic Stop Caused by Suspicious License Plate Leads to Arrest of Driver on Unrelated Warrant

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When a police officer on patrol saw that a license plate check of a car going east on the Post Road showed that the state had no record for that plate, the officer pulled the car over, police said. The traffic stop (near the intersection of the Post Road and Cross Street) resulted in the arrest of the driver, who was charged with something completely unrelated — violation of a protective order telling her to keep away from another person. That person was also in the car, sitting next to the driver. Darien police gave this account, including accusations not proven in court:

The driver, a 35-year-old Bridgeport woman, told police that the car belonged to the passenger. When police made a routine check of state public safety records connected with the driver, they found the active no-contact order.