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Drunk Speeder Lied About Identity, Police Say

Man turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

What began as a stop for speeding resulted in a charge of obstruction of justice, DWI, and the turn over of a man to United States Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, Washington Township Police Lt. Doug Compton said. 

On Monday morning officer Scott Myers stopped a vehicle on Route 46 for traveling 64 miles-per-hour in a 45 miles-per-hour zone, Compton said.

When Myers spoke with the driver, he was presented with a fake “international” driver’s license and claimed to be Nery Fajardo, Compton said. Myers also smelled alcohol on the driver’s breath and conducted field sobriety tests, which the driver failed, Compton said.

The driver was arrested and transported to police headquarters. While there, a finger print search of the driver revealed his real name was Eder C. Villeda-Granados, Compton said.

Villeda-Granados was then turned over to U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, Compton said.

Villeda-Granados was charged with driving while intoxicated and obstruction of justice for providing false identification. He also received summonses for reckless driving and speeding.

For questions about this post, email jason.koestenblatt@patch.com.


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