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Shattered Windshield Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest In Pound Ridge

A Newburgh man was pulled over and arrested on Long Ridge Road after he was pulled over and his license was suspended.
A Newburgh man was pulled over and arrested on Long Ridge Road after he was pulled over and his license was suspended. Photo Credit: Google Maps

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. - A motorist from Newburgh traveling through Pound Ridge found himself on the wrong side of the law - again - after he was pulled over for driving with a shattered windshield.

According to a police report, Claude Helton, 51, was arrested on Long Ridge Road following a routine traffic stop that revealed that his license was suspended and his vehicle lacked an interlock device for a prior DWI conviction.

On Wednesday, Dec. 14, an officer assigned to radar detail on Long Ridge Road pulled over Helton when he spotted him driving with a shattered windshield. Subsequently, the investigation determined that his license had been suspended in New York State. He was also required to have an ignition interlock device installed in his vehicle for the previous conviction, which he never did.

Helton was transported to the Pound Ridge Police Headquarters, where he was charged with aggravated unauthorized operation of a motor vehicle and multiple vehicle and traffic violations. He was released on $250 bail and is due back in court on Monday, Jan. 9.

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