Wanted Dorchester Man Arrested for Driving Unregistered Vehicle
Boston Police stopped the vehicle after the driver failed to stop for a red light. The following information is based on a Boston Police report, and where charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
District E-5 Police arrested a Dorchester man with a warrant for his arrest, after he ran a red light at the intersection of Weld and Centre streets on April 9.
Reginald Duplessy, of 5 Dunbar Ave., Dorchester, was arrested on an active warrant out of Brockton District Court for assault and battery issued on Feb. 27, 2012. He was also charged with operating an unregistered motor vehicle and attaching plates.
An officer stopped the vehicle around 8:21 p.m. on Monday night at the intersection of Centre and Fletcher streets. Two males were in the 1998 Honda, according to a Boston Police report.
The driver, Duplessy, provided his license and motor vehicle title from Connecticut. After being asked if the car were registered, Duplessy allegedly said, "No, I just bought the car."
Police learned about the active warrant for Duplessy and he was placed under arrest. The passenger was cleared and released. The vehicle was towed.
After getting back to District E-5, it was learned the registraton provided by the driver was traced to a 2000 Ford in Rhode Island to a woman. After booking Duplessey was asked if the vehicle were his, which he said it was, but that it was not registered.
Eventually the suspect said he found the license plate in a garage.
Due to Duplessy's statements he was also charged with operating an unregistered motor vehicle and attaching plates. He was also issued a citation for failing to stop for a red light.