A man stopped for not having a license plate on the front of the sport utility vehicle he was driving was arrested on charges of violating a protective order for the woman in the vehicle with him, police said.
Darien police gave this account (an accusation not proven in court) of the matter:
Joel Alverado, 36, of Norwalk was driving a 1997 Nissan Quest on the Post Road near Old Kings Highway North at about 5:52 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5. A police officer noticed there was no license plate attached to the front of the vehicle.
When the SUV was stopped, Alverado didn't have a driver's license with him. The officer also saw that there was an order of protection to stop him from being in the presence of a woman, and that woman was in the car with him.
Alverado, of Commerce Street in Norwalk, was charged with violating a protective order and driving without a driver's license. He was held in lieu of a $25,000 bond pending an appearance Aug. 6 in state Superior Court in Stamford.