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NYC terror suspect issued traffic ticket in Platte County, Missouri in 2015

Saipov didn't pay, was arrested on warrant in St. Charles County 10 months later

November 01, 2017 - 12:11 pm

The suspect in the New York City truck attack, which killed eight and injured 12 on a bike path, was issued a traffic ticket in late 2015 on I-29 north of Kansas City, according to Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd.

In a release, Zahnd provided background on Saipov's movements and encounters with the law in Missouri.

On December 15, 2016, Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, was driving a 2006 Freightliner tractor-trailer northbound on Interstate 29 and drove into the Missouri State Highway Patrol Weigh Station just north of Platte City.

Saipov’s truck was inspected and he was cited for an equipment violation for the right side brake lining having multiple cracks over one-and-one-half inch. He was issued a traffic ticket, and ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $129.50.

He never did pay.

In April of 2016, the Platte County Prosecutor's Office issed a warrant against Saipov, and a bond was set at $200.

About 10 months later on October 20, 2016 - Saipov was arrested in St. Charles County, Missouri on the warrant.

Saipov posted the $200.00 bond and was given a court date to appear in Platte County a month later.

He never showed for the Platte County court date.

He was convicted of the equipment malfunction.



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