The following incident was reported by the Brecksville Police Department on Nov. 26. The information was compiled from a police report.
A police officer driving northbound on Interstate 77 pulled over a speeding silver Nissan Altima shortly before 1 p.m. on Nov. 26. When the car stopped, the officer noticed a brake light was not working.
The driver, a 46-year-old Akron woman, said she and her passenger were driving to the Cleveland Clinic for a book sale.
When asked for information, the passenger said he was visiting from New York and didn't have any identification. The officer had the man write down his information, including his birth date, and was unable to find any information on the passenger.
The officer asked the passenger to sit in the back of the cruiser while the officer again asked his real name, date of birth and social security number.
The man gave a different date of birth.
A backup officer was able to find the man's identity—and a misdemeanor warrant for violating a protection order to stay away from the driver and their children.
The driver was cited for the bad brake light. The passenger, a 51-year-old Akron man, was arrested for falsification.
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