Alleged Drunk Driver Causes Difficulty In Identification
VINELAND – 27-year-old Jose A. Castro was pulled over by Vineland police on 5 September for reckless driving and driving under the influence. However, he lied to the police about his name at the time of the arrest.
According to the authorities, the city man was stopped in the area of South East Avenue and Elmer Street for reckless driving. A police officer present at the scene saw that Castro had bloodshot and watery eyes. The officer also detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from his vehicle. He was driving a red Pontiac Grand Am with Pennsylvania license plates.
Castro was having difficulty communicating with the police officers so another officer was sent to the scene to translate for Castro. Vineland police present at the scene asked him to give a fingerprint so they could identify him. However, he said to the office, “If they send me to Mexico I be back in two months.”
He was then given a field sobriety test which he failed. The officers then took Castro to the Vineland Police Department to charge him with driving while intoxicated.
At the police station, he was asked for identification. However, Castro lied saying that his name was Arturo Castro and that he was born in April 1987.
When police were unable to find a record for this name, he then told them that his name was Arturo Castro-Carrillo and he was born in April 1988.
After searching again, the police were still not able to find a record for Arturo Castro-Carrillo. Police then informed him that he was being fingerprinted for identification purposes. According to police reports, he then told the officers that he’s be back in two months if he was sent to Mexico.
He was finally identified as Jose A. Castro after his fingerprints were taken. His birth date was in March 1988.
Once his identity was confirmed, Castro faced multiple charges including hindering apprehension, driving under the influence, reckless driving, refusal to supply a breath sample and unlicensed driver.
He was held in the Cumberland County Jail on a detainer.
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