Shortcut Lands Motorist in Court
Police say she's wanted in New Hampshire for failing to appear in court.
A motorist allegedly took a shortcut to avoid a red light in Westborough on Tuesday.
Westborough District Court is her first stop today -- for, among other charges, being wanted in New Hampshire for failing to appear in court.
Megan Ann Haggett, 21, of 918 Brook Road, Littleton, N.H., gave Officer Jeffrey Keaveney an Arizona driver's license "identifying her as Sarah Gonyer from Tucson, Ariz." when he stopped her around 12:20 p.m. Tuesday, Police Chief Alan Gordon said in a press release today.
Keaveney pulled the grey sedan over after seeing it drive through the Shell station at Route 9 at Lyman Street, where the car "was allegedly using the property as a shortcut to avoid the red light," Gordon said.
"A check with the registry in Arizona revealed that this was not a legitimate license," Gordon said, although Haggett "maintained that this was her name."
Police sent Haggett's fingerprints to the FBI during booking, the chief said. The FBI responded with about 15 minutes.
Westborough Police charged Haggett with operating a motor vehicle without a license, refusing to identify herself to a police officer and for being a fugitive from justice in New Hampshire, Gordon said. Haggett is wanted by the Grafton, N.H. County Sheriff's Department for failure to appear in court, he said.
Haggett is being held without bail for her appearance in Westborough District this morning.