A Mastic man gave police a false name — before handing over a real ID card — after being pulled over for an equipment violation and ending up with a slew of other charges in Flanders, Southampton Town police said.
Aquilino Flores, 21, of Hoover Court in Mastic was initially stopped on Flanders Road about 2:30 a.m. Sunday for not having a plate lamp on his car. At the time, he told the officer that he had no ID and gave a false name and date of birth, police said. But then he gave the officer his wallet, which contained a Mexican ID card with his real identity, according to police, who then charged him with false personation.
Mr. Flores told police he lied about his name because he didn’t have a license, police said.
In addition to the false personation charge, he also was charged with unlicensed operation, distorted visibility, second- and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, circumventing an interlock device and consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle, according to police.