Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a Putnam Valley man for Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Obstruction of Governmental Administration, and Resisting Arrest.
On April 14, 2019, at approximately 7:17 p.m., Deputy Kevin Radovich and Deputy Edward Burke observed a vehicle commit traffic violations in the area of Oscawana Lake Road and Church Street, in the Town of Putnam Valley. Deputy Radovich and Deputy Burke initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle and asked the driver, Victor Lowell, age 35, of Putnam Valley, for his driver’s license. Mr. Lowell refused to provide the deputies his driver’s license. It was determined that Mr. Lowell did not have a valid driver’s license. The deputies instructed Mr. Lowell to exit his vehicle numerous times. However, Mr. Lowell repeatedly refused to exit his vehicle. When the deputies attempted to place Mr. Lowell under arrest he resisted. The deputies eventually placed Mr. Lowell under arrest and transported Mr. Lowell to the Putnam County Correctional Facility for arrest processing.
A check of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicle computer system revealed that Mr. Lowell’s driver’s license in the State of New York had been revoked. Mr. Lowell was processed and charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Second Degree (Misdemeanor), Obstruction of Governmental Administration in the Second Degree (Class A Misdemeanor), and Resisting Arrest (Class A Misdemeanor).
Mr. Lowell was held for arraignment and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Putnam Valley Justice Court, at a future date and time.