Man speeds on suspended driver's license

ASU Police reported the following incidents Monday:


A 34-year-old man was arrested Saturday on the 7000 block of East Tiburon Avenue on suspicion of driving on a suspended license, according to a police report.

Police stopped the man after seeing him speeding 20 mph more than the posted speed limit on Innovation Way North, police reported.

The man said he thought the posted speed limit was 40 mph and he had not paid attention to the road signs, police reported.

A wants and warrants check revealed the man's driver's license was suspended, which the man said he had received paperwork in the mail for not appearing in court for a prior traffic offense, according to police.

The driver said he had a gun under the driver's seat.

The officer asked the man to step out of the vehicle and placed him in handcuffs, according to the report.

Officers recovered the gun from the floorboard of the driver’s seat, according to police.

The man was cited and then released, police reported.


Police were dispatched to the 500 block of East Apache Boulevard on Saturday morning because of a fire alarm at the Villas Apartments, according to a police report.

Dispatch later advised that Tempe Fire was en route and there was a water-flow alarm the alarm activated when water flows through the emergency sprinkler system of buildings, police reported.

Large quantities of high-pressure water flowed from a standpipe in a stairwell landing between the 3rd and 4th floor, police reported.

A pressure gauge attached to the standpipe had been broken off, which caused the leak and water-flow alarm, police reported.

Water flowing to the standpipe was shut off and Tempe Fire recommended a fire-watch be kept until repairs were done, according to police.

Police said there are no suspects, witnesses, or leads at this time.


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