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Man charged with driving without license or insurance

The Dakota County Attorney's office has charged a 33-year-old Farmington man with driving with a canceled license and driving without insurance following an April 30 traffic stop.

A Dakota County Sheriff's deputy talked with Troy Allen Joyce around 5:45 p.m. in Castle Rock Township. According to a complaint filed in the Dakota County Attorney's office the deputy pulled into a driveway behind Joyce and spoke with him as he got out of the car.

According to the complaint Joyce provided a picture ID but said he did not have a driver's license. He told the deputy the car was insured, but the insurance company he named could not verify that.

If convicted on a gross misdemeanor charge of driving with a canceled license Joyce could face up to a year in jail and fines of up to $3,000. A misdemeanor charge of driving without insurance carries a maximum sentence of 90 days and a fine of up to $1,000.

Nathan Hansen

Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.

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