Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Westchester County man on a charge of unlicensed operation.
On January 3, 2017 at approximately 9:45 a.m., Deputy Sheriff William Quick stopped a motorist who had committed a traffic violation on Route 9 in the Town of Philipstown. The deputy determined that the driver, identified as Louis N. Lapicola, 20, of 77 Carolyn Drive, Cortlandt, New York held a suspended license. The deputy arrested Mr. Lapicola and charged him with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Second Degree, a misdemeanor. The defendant was processed at the scene and released in his own recognizance pending a February 1, 2017 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 for each charge.