PD: Man Who Begged Officer Not to Ticket Him for Speeding Drove Off, Nearly Hitting Him

Middletown Police say the 22-year-old who was traveling 66 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone has been stopped for similar motor vehicle infractions recently.

Middletown Police
Middletown Police

The following police reports come from the Middletown Police public information officer. Individuals named here reflect charges filed, never a conviction.

A city man pulled over for speeding pleaded with the officer not to ticket him and when told it was too late, Middletown Police say, he tried to drive off, nearly hitting the officer in the process.

On Jan. 15 at 10:29 p.m., Narashimhan P. Madabushi, 22, of Millbrook Road was driving a Nissan on Route 9 near Exit 16 at a high rate of speed — 66 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone, according to the report. 

An officer monitoring traffic pulled out from a parking lot and in order to stop, Madabushi was forced to hit the brakes hard, causing the Nissan's "nose" to dip hard, the report says. 

Once stopped, the suspect told police he didn't realize he was speeding and was traveling along with traffic after leaving Taco Bell with food. 

Madabushi, the report says, pleaded with the officer not to write a ticket and drove away while he was still partially inside the passenger side window. Police say the officer was there because of the loud sound of passing traffic on Route 9 and Madabushi's action forced him to move quickly out of the car's open window and narrowly escape being hit by the Nissan's "B-pillar" and rear tire.

He was charged with interfering with an officer.

Madabushi has two pending cases in Middletown Superior Court from a November incident in which he was issued infractions for not obeying a traffic control signal and traveling too fast for conditions. He's due back in four on Feb. 21.

Ian Battles January 25, 2014 at 08:53 PM
Any lawyer worth his salt can get this charge thrown out.


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