Judge Dismisses Motor Vehicle Charges Against Nappier

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Hartford superior court judge has dismissed motor vehicle charges filed against Connecticut State Treasurer Denise Nappier.

Hartford State’s Attorney Gail Hardy had not planned to prosecute the Democratic official. Hardy said there was no basis for the Sept. 1 motor vehicle stop in Hartford, which led to her state car being towed and Nappier walking home.

A court clerk confirmed that the case was dismissed on Wednesday. Nappier did not appear in court. Messages were left seeking comment with the treasurer and her attorney.

Nappier was charged with misusing license plates and operating an unregistered vehicle that lacked insurance. But it was later determined the information was erroneous because the Department of Motor Vehicles failed to properly enter information for Nappier’s car into the computerized database used by police.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.


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