Cops: Lack of lane-change signal ends in multiple charges

A Queens man -- with more than 175 driver's license suspensions, an open warrant, and marijuana and prescription pills in his vehicle -- was arrested after failing to signal a lane change in Elmont, Nassau County police said.

Robert McIntyre, 47 of Queens Village, was driving a 1999 Nissan west on Hempstead Turnpike when he was pulled over by officers Monday, police said.

McIntyre, who didn't have a driver's license, was found to have had 179 license suspensions, police said.


PHOTOS: Mug shots | Notorious crimes | DATA: LI crime rates
MAPS: Reported crimes near you | Registered sex offenders


McIntyre also had an arrest warrant for second-degree menacing, police said.

The vehicle -- which was unregistered, uninsured and hadn't been inspected -- was impounded after officers found a marijuana cigarette and Hydrocodone pills not in his name in it, police said.

He was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, second-degree menacing, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fifth-degree possession of marijuana and having improper registration plates, police said.

McIntyre was also cited for driving an uninspected motor vehicle, failure to signal a lane change, driving an uninsured motor vehicle, unregistered motor vehicle and unlicensed operation, police said.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 10 in First District Court in Hempstead.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Follow Newsday on social media

advertisement | advertise on newsday