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Routine Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Man Wanted for Beating Cop

Mark Flaherty, 27, of 17 Leonard Dr., Southborough, was taken into custody Thursday.

Routine Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Man Wanted for Beating Cop
Brookline police on Thursday arrested a man who was wanted for assault and battery on a police officer.

Mark Flaherty, 27, of 17 Leonard Dr., Southborough, was taken into custody after his vehicle was pulled over in the area of Harvard Street at about 12:23 a.m. for not having an inspection.

Officers said Flaherty initially lied about his identity. A records search found that Flaherty's license was revoked and he had a warrant dating back to Aug. 8 out of Wrentham District Court for two counts of assault and battery on a police officer.

Flaherty, who was sitting in the back of the car, was also not wearing a seatbelt and cited, police said.

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