A Havertown man was arrested at the Merion Golf Club last week after the car he was driving was flagged for its involvement in a recent hit-and-run, Haverford Township Police are reporting.
Though Scott Halter, 40, ultimately wasn't charged with the more serious offense, during processing, police learned he had an outstanding bench warrant from out-of-state and he was charged with that crime.
According to court documents, police were called to the golf course that evening because a suspicious Chevrolet Monte Carlo was parked in the club’s lot. The car had an expired registration and was believed to have been involved in a previous hit-and-run.
Officers spoke with the manager of the course and learned the car belonged to Halter.
The car was impounded and he was placed in custody. Through the NCIC database, police learned that Halter had an active bench warrant in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. They agreed to extradite and he was charged by Haverford Police with receiving stolen property.
Halter was arraigned and released after posting $10,000 bail. He faces preliminary hearing on September 27.