1974 Traffic Violation Dismissed?!

By: Rob Adams - Staff Writer
Published: Apr 23, 2021

1974 Traffic Violation Dismissed. It took one man three decades to settle up on a traffic violation. In fact, there was a warrant out for his arrest and he never even knew about it.

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Michael Young, of Warwick, R.I., asked a judge in Attleboro District Court on Tuesday to dismiss a driving to endanger charge issued in September 1974.

1974 Traffic Violation Dismissed

He was 23 at the time. The now 60-year-old told the court he found out about the warrant recently when he went to conduct business at the Rhode Island Registry of Motor Vehicles.

Judge Daniel O’Shea noted that half the people in court had not even been born at the time of the incident. He granted Young’s request, dismissing the case with payment of $100 in court costs.

Prosecutors agreed with the dismissal.

Young will safely go back to the Rhode Island Registry of Motor Vehicles.


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