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Driver Accused Of Lying About Identity in Harrison

HARRISON, N.Y. – A Bridgeport, Conn., man was charged with driving without a license and false personation, both misdemeanors, after he was pulled over Aug. 24 for an obstructed view, Harrison Police report.

Albert Rosario, 23, of 148 Jackson Ave. told the arresting officer he did not have his license with him when he was stopped at 10:40 p.m. He told the officer his last name was “Rosireo,” his first name was “Albert,” and that he had a Connecticut driver's license.

The officer ran a check to verify his information, and the registration came back to a 2001 BMW 4-door Sedan, not the gray Honda Civic the man was driving, police said. His license did not return as being on file in New York or Connecticut.

The officer asked Rosario if he knew he was driving a car with improper plates and he said yes, that he planned on getting the matter taken care of the next week, according to the police report. When asked if his name was correct, with the officer reading it back to him twice and showing him the spelling, he said, “Yes, that’s how you spell it,” police said. He was charged with false personation – a class B misdemeanor.

When the officer returned to the vehicle he noticed “an odor of burnt marijuana,” police said. The officer discovered “a partially smoked marijuana cigarette located in a small compartment on the driver's side dashboard,” police said. Rosario was taken to headquarters and processed while the car was impounded.

He ended up also being charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, operation of a motor vehicle with improper plates, and obstruction for driving with an object hanging from his rear view mirror.

The Harrison Police Department also reported:

Mount Kisco resident Franklin Ambrosino, 26, of 191 Colonial Hill Road was driving east on Halstead Avenue at 8:45 p.m. on Aug. 22 when he was pulled over for having “numerous objects hanging from the rear view mirror” and charged with a third-degree misdemeanor for driving without a license, police reported. Ambrosino’s license had been suspended effective Sept. 4, 2010, for not answering a summons in Harrison. He was issued summonses for aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle and obstructed vision. Ambrosino received a court date of Sept. 4 in Harrison.

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