Central Islip, NY (SmithtownRadio.com) – Suffolk County Police have arrested a Bay Shore man for driving with 56 suspensions on his license on 16 separate dates.
While on patrol in Central Islip around 2 p.m. Friday, Third Precinct Community Oriented Police Enforcement (COPE) officers Brian Grenz and Christopher Barr observed a 2010 Nissan Altima traveling westbound on Suffolk Avenue as it traveled through a red light at the intersection of Carleton Avenue. After pulling the driver over, the man falsely identified himself to officers, police say. Upon further investigation it was determined the driver’s real name is Matthew R. Smith.
After the officers ran Smith’s name through a database, it was determined he had 56 suspensions on his license on 16 separate dates. Smith had a total of 61 suspension/revocations on his license.
Smith, 27, of Bay Shore,was arrested at the scene and charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st Degree, False Personation and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. Smith was also issued a ticket for going through a red light.
Smith is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip, on May 12.