An Elmont man was stopped and questioned after police said they smelled “a strong odor of marijuana” coming from his car.

He was then arrested because Nassau County police said a subsequent search of that 2010 Mercedes-Benz recovered eight fraudulent Chase bank checks and four credit cards — none of which, police said, belonged to the driver, Dale E. Braithwaite, 36.

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Braithwaite, of Leighton Road, was arrested and charged with eight counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument, unlawful possession of marijuana and several violations of state vehicle and traffic law.

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Police said Braithwaite was sitting in the parked Mercedes on Dutch Broadway, the interior dome lights on, when patrolling Fifth Precinct officers smelled the marijuana at 10:25 p.m. Thursday. An investigation determined Braithwaite had been smoking the pot — and the search uncovered the fraudulent checks and credit cards, which did not belong to Braithwaite, police said.

Braithwaite faces arraignment Friday in First District Court in Hempstead, police said.