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Motorist pulled over, tells officer to wait, police say

ST. CHARLES – A 22-year-old man stopped for speeding in St. Charles apparently didn’t have time for the police.

According to a St. Charles Police Department report, an officer conducting stationary radar in the 900 block of East Main Street clocked an Audi going 47 mph in the 30 mph zone just after 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The motorist, identified as Andrew Ballou Fahrenwald, reportedly stopped in a parking lot in the 600 block of East Main Street and rolled down his window but was talking on the phone.

He ended his call only after the officer repeatedly asked him to, police reported.

“I asked him to hang up so I could talk to him,” the officer said in the report. “He told me he was busy and I could wait. I again told him to hang up, he could finish the call later.”

Setting his phone on the vehicle’s console, Fahrenwald reportedly gave the officer his insurance card and driver’s license, per the officer’s request.

Police said Fahrenwald was back on the phone before the officer could confirm his address.

“I again told him to hang up until I was finished talking to him,” the officer reported. “He again told me he was busy and I could wait. I told him I was not going to wait and he could talk on the phone later.”

Fahrenwald put the phone down, and the officer reportedly asked him to step out of the car for an unrelated matter. Fahrenwald refused, and the officer had to pull him out of the vehicle – at which time Fahrenwald was on the phone again, police said.

Fahrenwald, of the 6600 block of Lanterne Drive, Loves Park, was charged with resisting police and speeding.

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