ATLANTIC CITY — Councilman Jeffree Fauntleroy II was issued three summonses Monday afternoon after a traffic stop revealed he was operating a motor vehicle without a license or registration.

Fauntleroy, 33, was pulled over by Atlantic City police at 12:43 p.m. near Texas and Florida avenues for running a red light, according to police spokesman Sgt. Kevin Fair.

Fauntleroy was issued summonses for failure to observe a traffic signal, operating an unregistered vehicle and driving with a suspended license.

Attempts to reach Fauntleroy on Tuesday were unsuccessful. No details on a court date were available.

Fauntleroy is an at-large councilman on the nine-member board. He was elected in November 2017 and assumed a seat in January after running on a ticket with Mayor Frank Gilliam and Councilmen George Tibbitt and Moisse Delgado, both at-large members.

Gilliam said he was aware of the traffic stop when reached Tuesday but declined to comment on the matter.

Council President Marty Small Sr. said Fauntleroy deserves due process. Small said he was still in the process of gathering all the facts and did not believe in “kicking people while they’re down.”

“Hopefully, he can get his affairs in order,” Small said.

The council president said it was too early to discuss the possibility of formal action against Fauntleroy, such as censure or requesting a resignation.

Fauntleroy was charged in April with one count of simple assault following a domestic dispute. The matter is pending.

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I cover Atlantic City government and the casino industry since joining The Press in early 2018. I formerly worked as a politics & government reporter for NJ Herald and received the First Amendment: Art Weissman Memorial NJPA Award two years in a row.

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