RI man's 1974 traffic violation dismissed in Mass.

April 20, 2011

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ATTLEBORO, Mass.—A Rhode Island man has finally settled a warrant issued for a traffic violation in Massachusetts nearly four decades ago.

Michael J. 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 when he was 23.

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

The Sun Chronicle of Attleboro reports that Judge Daniel O'Shea noted that half the people in court had not even been born at the time of the traffic violation, before granting Young's request and dismissing the case with payment of $100 in court costs.

Prosecutors agreed with the dismissal.


Information from: The Sun Chronicle,