DARIEN — A Stamford man pulled over for a crack in his windshield was arrested after police found he had allegedly failed to pay a fine for a fishing-related infraction.
On Aug. 3 around 11:30 a.m., an officer saw a gray 1997 Nissan Sentra with a large crack in its windshield driving down Hoyt Street. The officer pulled over the car near St. John Cemetery and asked the driver, Joaquin Sanchez, of Hope Street, for his license. The Stamford man gave the officer an “international driver’s license” and told the officer he bought the license at a store in Stamford. The officer discovered Sanchez did not have a valid driver’s license or car insurance.
The officer then did a routine check and found Sanchez was wanted by the Connecticut Environmental Conservation Police Department for failing to respond to an infraction related to a violation of sports fishing regulations. Sanchez, 54, said he thought he paid the infraction charge when he received it.
Sanchez was charged with driving without a license, failing to insure a motor vehicle and failing to respond to an infraction. His car was towed from the scene. Sanchez was released after paying a $150 cash bond and given a court date of Aug. 15.