Man Charged with DWI, False Personation in Bedford

The following information was provided by Bedford police and does not indicate a conviction.

A Bedford Hills man was charged with false personation after he gave police a fake name when he was pulled over on Hill Street, police said.

Gustavo Rivera, 24, faces additional charges of drunk driving and speeding after failing field sobriety tests and taking a breath test that resulted in .16 BAC, twice the legal limit, according to police.

Officers on patrol pulled Rivera over at 3:17 a.m. on Nov. 24 after he was allegedly speeding 52 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone. Police said they noticed he had open bottles of beer in his car and when he did not provide ID upon questioning, he was arrested as "John Doe," and taken to police headquarters.

Police processing including fingerprinting, revealed Rivera's identity and a prior DWI conviction, license revocation and suspended driving privileges.

He was charged with DWI over .08 BAC, operating a car by an unlicensed driver, speeding, consumption of alcoholic beverages, DWI, false personation—a B misdemeanor—refusing a pre-screen test, first degree aggravated unlicensed operation/driving under the influence and using a leased car not equipped a inter-lock device.

He was remanded to Westchester County Jail pending a future court date.


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