SOUTHINGTON - A local man was arrested over the weekend and charged with lying about his identity during a traffic stop in December.
Michael Ogden, 44, is charged with criminal impersonation, interfering with an officer, operating under suspension and violation of probation.
According to police, Ogden was pulled over on Dec. 4 and issued a ticket for a traffic violation. He did not have a driver’s license on him and gave the name of a family member.
When no one showed up to court to answer to the ticket, the family member was sent a notice that he had missed his court date. The relative called police and said he had not been involved in a traffic stop.
The man said he suspected Ogden was the one who had given police his name.
Police said their investigation confirmed that.
During Ogden’s arraignment Monday in Bristol Superior Court, officials said he had been placed on probation in 2016 after being convicted of disorderly conduct.
“He used somebody’s name to avoid apprehension,” said state Prosecutor Ronald Dearstyne.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.