DARIEN — A 25-year-old Darien man was arrested after giving an officer a fake name when he was pulled over for having his taillights out, police said.

Khalil Thomas, of Allen O’Neil Drive, was pulled over Dec. 27 around 9 a.m. when an officer saw him driving his gray 2008 Ford Focus west on Post Road with broken taillights. When the officer stopped Thomas by Richmond Drive, he said his name was Patrick Leville. He had no identification and the officer could not find a driver’s license for that name. Thomas then gave a second name, but no driver’s license was found again,

Thomas eventually gave the officer his real name and said he knew he was wanted for misdemeanor offenses in Georgia, which is why he lied. The officer took Thomas to Darien police headquarters on charges of interfering with an officer and failing to have stop lamps. Thomas was issued a $7,500 bond and a court date of Jan. 6.

His charges in Georgia from Fulton and Milton counties are unknown, but were non-extraditable.

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