A local man is facing charges after a traffic stop in
Brookline last week.
Chidera Ihenetu, 24, of Milton, was arrested at 5:48 p.m. on Feb. 12, and charged with operating after suspension and a red light violation.
According to a Brookline Police Department arrest report, a patrol officer was monitoring traffic at the intersection of Boylston and Lee streets and observed a black sedan heading west that failed to stop at a red light. The officer pulled the car over at the intersection of Boylston and Eliot streets.
The officer spoke with Ihenetu and explained why he was stopped. Ihenetu reportedly produced a license and registration and a dispatcher ran a check on him. According to the dispatcher, Ihenetu’s license to operate a motor vehicle in Massachusetts was suspended. He was arrested and transported to police headquarters. He was also cited for the red light violation.
According to online reports, Ihenetu has been arrested a number of times in the past couple of years.
On Aug. 14, 2013, according to Boston.com, Ihenetu was arrested in Milton after a fight with his younger brother, who was also arrested.
Five days later, he was arrested in Sudbury early in the morning on a wanton destruction of property charge.
On Sept. 1, 2013, Ihenetu was arrested again in Sudbury and charged with domestic assault and battery and defacing property after a fight with his ex-girlfriend.
Editor’s note: The following story was derived from information supplied by the Brookline Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.