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Deputy Police Commissioner In Westchester Faces Charges For Illegal Driving

Mount Vernon Police Department.
Mount Vernon Police Department. Photo Credit: File

Mount Vernon Deputy Police Commissioner Joseph Spiezio has been placed on administrative leave after being busted in New Rochelle driving a city vehicle with a suspended license.

Spiezio was stopped on Webster Avenue at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3, police said. He was driving a city-owned Chevrolet Suburban - which has been a point of contention amongst Mount Vernon officials - and using a siren to drive by other cars.

According to a police report, Spiezio identified himself as a police commissioner, but did not have any documentation or his driver’s license. A computer check of his ID found that Spiezio’s license had been suspended.

Spiezio, 59, was issued a ticket for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor. A Mount Vernon police sergeant responded to the scene later in the morning to retrieve the city’s SUV. Spiezio is scheduled to appear in New Rochelle City Court on March 5 to respond to the charge.

This incident marks the latest involving a Mount Vernon official. Last month, Buildings Commissioner Daniel Jones was arrested for DUI and was found driving with a suspended license when

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