Traffic Stop for Broken Brake Light Leads to Forgery, Interfering Charges

On Jan 23 around 5:00pm Greenwich Police in the area of Arch Street and I95 stopped a car that didn’t have properly functioning brake lights.

Police spoke to the driver, who identified himself as Michael Parker and said he didn’t have his driver’s license with him.

“Parker” was unable to provide any further evidence to confirm his identity. Nor could he provide evidence that the vehicle was insured.

Parker was placed under arrest and transported to Greenwich police headquarters for positive identification.

At police headquarters police learned the man had provided a false name and was actually Michael Earl Reed, 31, of Bridgeport. Police determined Reed had his driver’s license privileges suspended for failure to pay or plea.

He was charged with Failure to Have Stop Lamps, Failure to Carry Insurance Card, Driving with a Suspended License, Interfering with an Officer and Forgery 2.

He was able to post his $2,500 bond and has a date in Stamford Superior Court on Feb 7, 2020.