Councilman Kyle Anderson admitted at a Woodbridge council meeting Tuesday night that he had been arrested on a bench warrant for an unpaid traffic ticket.
Anderson reportedly had been pulled over by a Woodbridge patrolman for having a broken tail light in early November. The officer discovered that Anderson had an outstanding ticket for failing to pay for a previous motor vehicle fine.
The councilman was brought into the Woodbridge Police Department and was released.
Bench warrants are issued in New Jersey for contempt of court charges, such as not paying tickets for motor vehicle violations.
Anderson brought up his arrest at the December 5 council meeting. He said that he had forgotten about the ticket, and didn't remember it until he was pulled over for the Woodbridge traffic stop.
The councilman said at the meeting the ticket issues have been resolved.
Anderson could not be reached for comment.
A former Woodbridge Housing Authority commissioner, Anderson was appointed by Mayor John McCormac to fill out the unexpired term of retired Councilwoman Patricia Osborned in January of 2011. He ran for the council seat in September of last year and won.
Anderson is also the first black councilman to serve on the Woodbridge governing body.