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Roxbury Man Arrested After Traffic Stop

Brookline Police allege that Clifford Gonzalez had an active warrant, marijuana in his car.

Brookline Police Department. Credit: Patch
Brookline Police Department. Credit: Patch

A local man is facing charges after a traffic stop last week on Washington Street.

Clifford Gonzalez, 45, of Roxbury, was arrested at 5:11 p.m. on Feb. 8, on a default warrant and a civil citation for marijuana.

At a little before 5 p.m., an officer was traveling north on Washington Street when he entered a license plate into the computer and found that the owner of the vehicle had a default warrant arrest out of Brighton District Court for a suspended license on March 18, 2013.

The car was pulled over at Downing Road and Washington Street.

The driver, Gonzalez, was asked for his identification and was told about the warrant arrest and asked about it. Gonzalez reportedly said that he had a court date the day before and was asked to pay court fees and a lawyer.

Other officers arrived at the scene.

The reporting officer alleged that the car small liked marijuana and he asked Gonzalez if there were any drugs in the car. He alleged denied that there were. But the officer asked again, saying he would be conducting a search of the vehicle, and told him to be honest.

Gonzalez allegedly later produced a bag of marijuana and was arrested. He was also cited for the marijuana.

Gonzalez reportedly had a probation record, according to the officer. 

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