Cops: Suffolk driver's license suspended 50 times
Louis Newman, 52, of 100 Queen St., was arrested and charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle after an officer stopped him for driving "unusually slow" in West Islip at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday, police said.
Police said Third Precinct Officer Paula Donnelly saw Newman driving his 1999 Pontiac southbound at the intersection of Udall Road and Bay Shore Road -- and initiated a routine traffic stop. Newman told Donnelly he didn't have his license with him, police said.
Police said the officer then requested a Department of Motor Vehicles check on Newman, learning the man's license had been suspended 50 times.
Newman faces arraignment Wednesday in First District Court in Central Islip.
The arrest comes one day after Nassau police arrested Marion Williams, 59, of 130 Stevens St., Roosevelt, after a routine traffic stop initiated when an officer spotted him driving with a defective brake light. A background check found that Williams had 201 license suspensions, police said.
He also was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and with operating a motor vehicle with defective stop lamps.
In First District Court in Hempstead on Tuesday, Williams pleaded not guilty and was ordered held on $10,000 bond or $5,000 cash bail. Williams is due back in court Wednesday and, if convicted, he faces a sentence of 11/3 to 4 years in jail.