Cops: Man impersonating brother charged with drug possession

Cops: Man impersonating brother charged with drug possession

Cops: Man impersonating brother charged with drug possession

Authorities say a New Jersey motorist assumed his brother's identity after he was stopped for not paying a toll on the George Washington Bridge.

A spokesman for Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police says officers arrested the man after finding cocaine in his pocket on June 15 and he was released with a court date.

The spokesman, Joe Pentangelo, says officers soon realized the man had produced a fictitious ID with his photo and his brother's name to avoid $7,500 in unpaid tolls.

State police arrested the suspect on Wednesday in Bellmawr.

Authorities have charged 44-year-old Richard Boyce with wrongful impersonation, theft, hindering apprehension and cocaine possession.

It is not known if he has a lawyer who can comment on the charges.

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