DANVERS — A Danvers man whose license was suspended apparently thought he'd found a way around the problem — obtaining a license under a different name, police said.
But it didn't work, and now Edgard DeJesus — also known as Edgard Molina-DeJesus and at least three other names — is facing charges of driving after license suspension and failing to stop for a red light.
A Danvers patrolman was stopped near the busy intersection of Maple and Conant streets shortly before 8 a.m. yesterday when he saw a Nissan run the red light at the intersection and continue heading toward the downtown.
The officer pulled him over, and DeJesus, 37, of 33 Rand Circle, gave him his name and a Social Security number.
A check with the Registry of Motor Vehicles confirmed that the license was suspended, and DeJesus was arrested.
At the police station, where DeJesus was allowed to make a phone call, he used that call to ask his girlfriend to bring down the new license he had at home.
A lawyer for DeJesus argued yesterday that his client had a valid license, under the name Edgard Molina-DeJesus, and should be released.
But Judge Matthew Nestor was not persuaded, noting that DeJesus has a nine-page criminal record, which includes five known aliases.
The judge granted a request by Danvers police Sgt. David Joyce to set $500 bail for DeJesus.
He's due back in court July 28.
Courts reporter Julie Manganis may be reached at 978-338-2521 or firstname.lastname@example.org.