Man charged with fleeing from Southington officers

Man charged with fleeing from Southington officers



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SOUTHINGTON — A New Britain man faces charges after police said he fled from officers during a traffic stop.

Richard Paladino, 30, of 3 Ash St., New Britain, was arrested on Aug. 2 and charged with engaging police in pursuit, disobeying an officers signal, reckless driving, passing in a no passing zone, operating a motor vehicle while under suspension, illegible registration plate and window tint without DMV approval sticker. 

On June 28, Paladino was seen by an officer driving a vehicle with a license plate cover that obscured the plate number, police spokesman Lt. Stephen Elliott said. The officer also noted the car’s windows had a dark tint.

The officer was eventually able to read the license plate and discovered the registered owner had an active arrest warrant, Elliott said. The officer initiated a traffic stop, but Paladino accelerated and passed another vehicle as he attempted to flee. There was a high amount of traffic at the time of the incident.

Paladino was charged by warrant last week and arraigned in Bristol Superior Court. Bond was set at $10,000 and he is due back in court on Aug. 28. 


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