A 75-year old white motorist, driving north on Interstate 95, in Westbrook in Connecticut, was stopped by a state trooper for a traffic offense.
At least that's what the traffic stop report filled out by the officer says. No ticket was issued, but it appears that one had been.
It is possible that there was no stop. It is possible that the driver does not exist.
Officials believe the trooper may be one of more than 100 Connecticut State Police officers who have reported false traffic stops to improve their internal statistics.
Recent audits described a "pattern of record manipulation" and stated that there was a "high probability" that at least 25,966 stops recorded between 2014 and 2020 were false, and that up to 58,553 could have been inaccurate at the very least.