A traffic stop for not having a seatbelt fastened proved to be much more trouble for a Hymera man Sunday night.
Michael A. Bailey, 28, was observed by Linton Police Department Sgt. Chad Crynes driving a 1998 Mercury Villager at the intersection of Main St. and West Vincennes St. at about 11:30 p.m.
Crynes, in a prepared news release, stated that he saw Bailey not wearing his seatbelt and the police officer was aware that his driving privileges had been suspended.
When Crynes made the stop, Bailey alleged told him three times that his named was Justin Bailey and he did not have an any identification on him.
However, after several minutes of conversation, Bailey advised Crynes of his real identity, according to the LPD Offense Report.
Bailey was arrested on preliminary charges of false informing and driving while suspended with a prior conviction.
He is being held in the Greene County Jail at Bloomfield on $2,000 bond.
Crynes was assisted with the arrest by LPD officer Thomas Jerrels.