A Bridgeport, CT, man faces a misdemeanor charge after police say he failed to properly identify himself during a traffic stop, police say.
Albert Rosario was arrested on Aug. 24 during a traffic stop near 550 Mamaroneck Ave. in Harrison. According to police, when an officer asked for Rosario's driver's license, the suspect said he didn't have it with him. Police say Rosario then identified himself as Albert Rosireo, a slightly different spelling of his name.
Police say there is no record of that name in New York and Connecticut and asked Rosario repeatedly if the spelling of his name was correct. After police were unable to find the miss-spelled version of Rosario's name in the system, Rosario was placed under arrest.
During a search of the vehicle, police say they also found a burnt marijuana cigarette in the center console. Rosario's license plates also did not match the vehicle he was driving, police say.
Police charged Rosario, of 148 Jackson Ave. with false personation, a misdemeanor, unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, and traffic violations.