Suspect 1 driving record shows warrant, list of violations


BOSTON ( – A driving record for suspect 1 in the Boston Marathon bombings had a lengthy driving record and a warrant issued in 2008.

According to the information provided by the Mass. RMV, Tamerlan Tsarnaev held an active license in the Commonwealth, but had a history of violations.

Tsarnaev was pulled over three times in a two week period in July of 2005. The first violation was for failure to use safety in Brookline. The next day he was pulled over for a lane violation in Charlestown. A week later, he was issued a citation for speeding and improper passing in Brookline.

Then, in Sept. 2007, Tsarnaev was pulled over for a lane violation in Brookline. Two months later he was cited for not having a registration or license in his possession and traveling the wrong way on a one-way street in Brighton.

In March 2008, he was cited in Dorchester for attaching plates and speeding. The plates charge was dismissed.

In April 2008, records show he took a course to avoid having a suspended license. That same month, he was issued a warrant out of Dorchester District Court. The warrant was released on June 23.

His license was then suspended from July to October 2008.

In March 2009, he was issued a seat belt violation and a warning for failure to stop in Boston.

Tsarnaev died following a gun battle with police in Watertown last week. Officers said his brother and fellow suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings ran him over with an SUV as he fled police.