Ulster County Man Charged With Traffic Misdemeanors


Ulster County Man Charged With Traffic Misdemeanors

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of an Ulster County man on misdemeanor charges during a traffic stop.

On March 12, 2015 at 11:11 a.m., Deputy Sheriff Christopher Irwin stopped a motorist who had committed a traffic violation on Route 22 in the Town of Patterson. The deputy determined that the driver, identified as Hamidullah A. Ward, 36, of 71 Washington Avenue, Saugerties, New York held a suspended license. The deputy further determined that Mr. Ward was in violation of a court-ordered ignition interlock restriction in that he was operating a rental vehicle without the use of a court-ordered interlock device. The deputy arrested Mr. Ward and charged him with Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Second Degree, misdemeanors. The defendant was arraigned before Town of Southeast Justice Gregory Folchetti and committed to the Putnam County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500.00 cash bail or $1,000.00 bond pending a future appearance in the Town of Patterson Justice Court to answer the charges.

If found guilty of the misdemeanor charges, the defendant could face up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.00.

Author: Harlem Valley News