BEWARE: Unpaid Traffic Ticket Lands Yungerman in Cuffs on Clifton Ave

lpd suv tlsGetting a traffic tickets isn’t fun, but it gets worse if you don’t pay it. A Lakewood Yungerman found that out the hard way today when police using the ALPR vehicle passed his vehicle.

The officer, patrolling on Clifton Avenue, was alerted by Automatic License Plate Reader that the man had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for an unpaid ticket, and subsequently pulled him over, sources say.

The Yungerman was handcuffed on Clifton Avenue, and taken into custody.

“They are going to get you if you have a warrant,” an Askan told TLS, warning drivers not to ignore summonses.

The Yungerman was bailed out a short time later, pending a court date.


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  1. Feel sorry for the embarrassment but not sorry for disobeying the law people sometimes think the law is like a game and ur the boss baruch hashem lkwd is a awesome town with amazing relationships with us but remember the law is law there is no “yeshivish”way to deal with the law

  2. There is something called officer discretion, an officer can choose to arrest someone or not arrest, even if the person is breaking the law. more than likely this person had no idea there was a warrant for an unpaid ticket. the officer could have just informed him of this fact and told him to take care of it without embarrassing him

  3. And while they were arresting him….Banks are being held up, stores are being robbed, people get beaten up and a bunch of homes get broken into. You showed that hardened criminal LPD.Good going!!!

  4. I got the handcuff treatment due to an outstanding warrant on an unpaid township ordinance summons. I had recently moved so the ticket was mailed to my previous address so I didn’t know it existed.
    So welcome to Lakewood.

  5. To StageQ : honestly ??? If the officer used “officer discretion” and let him go with a warning and maybe today,tomorrow, next month etc that driver caused an accident with injuries or worse …. That officer would be crucified . The law is the law …. I know some think they are above the law …we are not ..we are all are the same and should be treated that way … Honestly … What if the “driver” harmed your family member while driving with unpaid tickets regardless what the ticket was for? What then ?? And GO…. Thank you LPD .

  6. Don’t blow off tickets, or summons, etc. Pay it now or pay more later. As for bragging about your handcuff treatment, that’s not something I would be proud of, just shows lack of concern and thumbing your nose at the system. If the police didn’t need to monitor little stuff they could spend more time patrolling or investigating. Just pay your ticket, or even better don’t speed, or park in handicap, or run lights bla bla bla bla bla and put the phone away. Good chance you have a police record to lol.

  7. I actually had the opposite (positive) experience with LPD. I had a warrant for my arrest, because a tenant that lived in a house I own in Trenton, put out the garbage on the wrong day. The smart sanitation officer wrote the ticket to my name and send to the tenant… I never got it… so I didn’t pay… I get pulled over one day by LPD, he questions me… using his common sense, he realizes I am not the hardened criminal running from the law… he tells me about the warrant and instructs me to drive to the precinct to post bail while he will follow me. I was very thankful that I got pulled over by LPD and not in another town. I am sure another department would have cuffed me and let me spend time in jail. Thank you again officer for using common sense. P.s. The judge ended up dismissing the case…

  8. I think the cop was very wrong. It’s not like the guy wouldn’t have come with him to court or give him a second warning so that he can respond to what may be a paperwork snafu. There is crime and there is crime – let’s concentrate on the dangerous criminals, not on the garbage cans on the wrong day, or the ticket for not having your license one day when you changed coats….we’re talking drug murders and bank robberies, and you’re busy cuffing a guy who had a MV ticket? I am not knocking law and order but let’s not lose signt of reality!

  9. Cops work for the government. The government does as they are told. You can reason with the judge not with cops just do as you are told. The cops are not wrong if they decide to cuff and bring someone in for an outstanding warrant. You might not like it but its their job. Your arguement is the same for eric garner, he was just selling cigarettes the cops didn’t need to do anything as big deal, but the law is the law is the law. You have a warrant the cops need to enforce the law. The cops did their job. Its that simple.

  10. What if they had an address scanner that told them who didn’t pay taxes or some detection device to see what is going on in a home, you can’t wiretap w/o a warrant, so why can u stop someone because this scanner device picks up something without observing any cause to detain, I understand it’s the law, but how is it different? any insights?

  11. If you have a warrant you get arrested point blank period you are not above the law mistakes happen But it’s not if the officer want’s to arrest he has to why is this news anyway ??

  12. When you get a ticket or a summons it has a court date on it it is your responsibility to be there. Pay the ticket or tickets. People at times think they are above the law and they don’t have to answer to anyone. The POLICE officer was just doing his job it’s not about race or religion it’s about right and wrong.

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