FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- A New York man with a suspended Connecticut driver's license was accused of rear-ending a car Tuesday and leaving the scene, police said.
Police say John McGuire, 43 of Bayside, had been driving south on Jennings Road when he hit a car stopped at the stop sign. He then made a U-turn and drove down a side street, police said. The driver of the car that was hit got the license plate information and provided it to police.
When officers arrived at the house where the car was registered, they saw damage to the front end of the car, police said. Officers asked McGuire whether he had been driving the car, he said yes but said he didn't know where the damage had come from and denied having any involvement in the accident, police said.
After further questioning, police said he admitted to being in the accident and was issued a misdemeanor summons in the accident.
However, further investigation led police to determine that in 1992 McGuire had his Connecticut license suspended indefinitely for an unknown reason. Police say that even though he had valid New York license, he was still driving under a suspension.
Police charged McGuire with following too close, evading responsibility, driving under suspension and interfering with an officer. He was issued $500 bond and was given a court date of Aug. 19.
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