Three drivers who recently passed through Patterson or Southeast are facing misdemeanors following traffic stops, according to reports released this week. Here are the details:
- Deputy Sheriff Thomas Lee arrested a 26-year-old Norwalk, CT man at about 2:35 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 84 in Southeast. Police say the driver was speeding. During Lee's traffic stop, he reportedly determined that the driver's "privilege to operate a motor vehicle in the State of New York" was revoked. He's facing a misdemeanor charge of third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Police released him after he posted $100 at the Putnam County Correctional Facility.
- Deputy Sheriff Frederick Mark arrested a 28-year-old Newark, NJ man around 2:20 p.m. Aug. 20 on Route 311 in Patterson. Officials say he observed a truck driver attempting to move in reverse after concluding that the height of the vehicle exceeded the clearance of a nearby railroad trestle. Mark stopped the man, whose "privilege to operate a motor vehicle in the State of New York" was reportedly suspended. He determined that there were multiple suspensions, on various dates, according to authorities. Police charged the defendant—who was subsequently processed at the Putnam County Correctional Facility—with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor.
- Deputy Sheriff Johnathan Cihanek arrested a 21-year-old Patterson man at about noon on Aug. 15 on Route 312 in Southeast. He stopped the driver after he allegedly committed a traffic violation. During his interview, Cihanek discovered that the motorist's driver's license was suspended, according to authorities. The defendant, who was released, is facing a misdemeanor charge of third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.