State Police and Plainfield Police Collaborate to Nab Reckless Driver
This article was published on: 08/31/20 9:52 PM by Mike Minarsky
On August 31, 2020 at approximately 4:30 p.m., an officer with the Plainfield Police Department was conducting mobile traffic enforcement in the area of Norwich Road when he observed 30 year old Sonny Barber operating a 1999 Ford Ranger. The officer who has previous knowledge of Barber having a suspended driver’s license attempted to make a motor vehicle stop as the vehicle turned westbound on Babcock Avenue. The vehicle operated by Barber slowed down and pulled into the Gus’s Pizzarama Parking Lot before failing to obey the signal of the Officer. Barber traveled northbound on Church Street before turning eastbound on Railroad Avenue where he almost struck a motorcycle. Barber continued eastbound, traveling into the westbound lane of travel running a red light at Norwich Road almost causing several motor vehicle crashes. The officer terminated following the vehicle and notified Troop D and Troop E of the Connecticut State Police to be on the lookout for the vehicle.
At approximately 4:46 p.m., the Connecticut State Police Troop D Barracks contacted the Plainfield Police Department and advised they had Barber stopped on Main Street in the area of Hadley’s Garage in Sterling, Connecticut. The officer who Baber engaged in a pursuit responded to the scene and placed him under arrest without incident.
Barber was subsequently charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle under Suspension, Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle, No Insurance, Failure to obey signal of an Officer, Reckless Driving, and Mis-use of Plates. Barber was later released on a $5,000.00 bond and is scheduled to appear at the Danielson Superior Court on September 14, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.