Blotter: Police pull motorist over with active suspensions

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A motorist should have remembered the 16 active suspensions on his driver’s license before deciding to take his car out Saturday night and getting pulled over for running a a red light on the downtown Square.

An officer who saw the motorist allegedly run the traffic light pulled up behind the man’s vehicle at a second traffic light, according to a police report.

When the light changed, the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed and the officer clocked the vehicle at 52 mph in a 30 mph zone, the report stated.

The officer pulled the car over and found that the motorist had previous suspensions and a prior conviction for driving with an invalid license. The officer also concluded that the driver was allegedly intoxicated, according to the report.

The driver was arrested and booked without incident.

Other reports

2600 block of West University Drive — A loss prevention officer called police Sunday after he observed two men allegedly concealing merchandise in their jackets.

The loss prevention officer told police that he attempted to stop the men, but they ran in opposite directions and evaded him, according to a police report.

The loss prevention officer gave police descriptions of the two men, but officers did not locate anyone matching the descriptions, the report stated.

3700 block of South Interstate 35E — A convenience store manager called police early Saturday and said that he had been attacked by two suspects who were fighting in the store parking lot, according to a police report.

Officers arrived before the suspects could leave the scene and interviewed both suspects. No arrests had been made at the time the report was filed, and the case is still pending.

— John D. Harden

Denton County Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in these or other crimes. Callers will remain anonymous. Call 1-800-388-TIPS (8477). Reach the Denton police narcotics tip line at 940-565-5801.


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