Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Dutchess County man on a traffic misdemeanor charge.
On October 29, 2015 at 2:57 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Johnathan Cihanek observed a motorist commit a traffic violation on Route 9 in the Town of Philipstown. The deputy determined that the driver, identified as Romeo J. Hibbert, 26, of 59 Thompson Street, Poughkeepsie, New York held a revoked license. The deputy arrested Mr. Hibbert and charged him with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Third Degree, a misdemeanor. The defendant was processed at the Putnam County Correctional Facility and released after posting $250.00 cash bail pending a December 14, 2015 appearance in the Town of Philipstown Justice Court to answer the charge.
If found guilty of the misdemeanor charge, the defendant could face up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.00.